Spammers and User Registration (3 posts)

  1. alexsmoot
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I continually receive emails that I have a new user registration. Some are potential clients whom I obviously would like, but 4/5 are obvious spammers. I'm pretty certain I've disabled commenting, but I still receive the registrations.

    1. Does anyone else receive this many spam registrations?
    2. Should I just disable the registration setting? Can I do this?
    3. On my WordPress dashboard, under "recent comments" there are several I would like to read, but the entire message is not visible. It just says approve, spam, etc.. If I select "approve" will these be posted to my website? I would not like this, I would just like to read them.

    Thanks to anyone who can offer assistance.

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    1. Yes - it does happen.

    2. Yes. It's in Settings -> General. The checkbox next to "Anyone can register".


    If I select "approve" will these be posted to my website?


  3. thepeoplesmovies
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yes last year i got 24,500 spam registrations, when I get 1500 visit average per day that 24.5k i got it in space of 5 days

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