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  • etcbbu

    (@etcbbu)


    Hey everyone,

    On one of my blogs, for some reason, I JUST RECENTLY have been getting hit with spam way more than I had ever been getting. Before, it may have been once every couple of days. Now I’m getting about 40-50 a day.

    It just started happening a few days ago when I was using version 3.1.2, and then I did the upgrade to 3.1.3 and thought maybe there would be a security fix or something with it. But alas, it is still happening.

    Anyone have any advice on how I could maybe fight back? I’ve got it set to where the comments do not show up until I “Approve” them, so they’re not getting through to the front-end of the site, but it’s just horribly annoying to get these e-mails sent to my phone all day, telling me I’ve got a blog comment, and it just turns out to be spam.

    Any insight on what I could do about this would be appreciated. Thanks.

    –etcbbu

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  • Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Install Akismet for starters, if you have not already.

    Also consider Bad Behavior and Cookies for Comments. They slowed my spam to a trickle. None have gotten through in months 🙂

    etcbbu

    (@etcbbu)

    Doesn’t Akismet cost some money for me to be able to have an ID or an API in order for it to work, though?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Nope. Free for personal use.

    etcbbu

    (@etcbbu)

    Oh ok, thanks–I got Akismet installed! Thank you much! If the spam for some reason keeps up, I’ll look into Bad Behavior and Cookies for Comments too.

    Thank you, Ipstenu.

    –etcbbu

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