Support » Plugin: Antispam Bee » Similar spam coming through

  • Resolved wroot

    (@wroot)


    I am using Antispam Bee for a few months and it works great. Recently though i have started getting similar spam messages (1-2) to my comments queue. They all come from the same post in my blog. They all have same name and same text and link and i mark them as spam and every day i get new in my queue. Wonder how they avoid filtering.

Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Thread Starter wroot

    (@wroot)

    They usually have some picture as avatar. Maybe this is Gravatar, but don’t know how to check. Maybe i should disable trusting Gravatar users.

    Plugin Contributor Torsten Landsiedel

    (@zodiac1978)

    Hi @wroot

    can you please report this undetected spam to us, so that we can have a look how to stop these spam for all users?

    Here is the link to the form:
    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQlKVZZYsF1qkKz7U78B2wy_6s6I7aNSdQc-DGpjeqWx70-A/viewform?c=0&w=1

    Thanks in advance!

    Maybe i should disable trusting Gravatar users.

    Yes, I would recommend to do that as a first step!

    All the best,
    Torsten

    Thread Starter wroot

    (@wroot)

    Thanks. I have submitted one case. Although only the name of the user and bit.ly URL are the same. The email and message change a little every time. I can see similar messages in spam list with Honeypot reason. And it seems only messages that actually had some image as an avatar went through to the queue. I have disabled trusting Gravatar users and so far no such comments in my queue for a few days. Will see how it goes.

    Plugin Contributor Torsten Landsiedel

    (@zodiac1978)

    Hi @wroot

    it looks like ASB is working okay with disabling trusting Gravatars.

    If you need to add something to detect such spam, you can try to add the language detection (“Allow comments only in certain language”) as the comment seems to be Lithuanian.

    If you need to add another language to the dropdown in your case, there is filter for that. Here is an example:

    add_filter( 'ab_get_allowed_translate_languages', function( $languages ) {
      $languages['af'] = 'Afrikaans';
      return $languages;
    });

    If you need more help, please don’t hesitate to post again here!

    All the best,
    Torsten

    Thread Starter wroot

    (@wroot)

    Well, my page is in Lithuania, so i don’t want to block comments in Lithuanian πŸ™‚ Will monitor how it works with trust for Gravatar users disabled.

    Plugin Contributor Torsten Landsiedel

    (@zodiac1978)

    Hi @wroot

    okay, if your page is in Lithuania, this does not make sense of course … πŸ˜…

    Will monitor how it works with trust for Gravatar users disabled.

    Please don’t hesitate to ping me again here (or start a new thread) if you encounter more problems!

    All the best,
    Torsten

Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • The topic ‘Similar spam coming through’ is closed to new replies.