Support » Plugin: Akismet Spam Protection » Suggestion: Include blocking known spam user registration?

  • Resolved Hansaplastique

    (@hansaplastique)


    I have been using Askimet for many years now, and I’m super happy with it, and highly recommend it! Askimet filters 99.65% of the spam comments, which saves me a ton of work.

    Unfortunately, the amount of spam users registering is mind blowing.
    Daily I catch up to 100 spam registrations, even though I use reCHAPTCHA, they still come though.

    An idea I may be to include detection of spam users, and mark them automatically as “spammer” (in the “Users” overview in the admin pages).

    StopForumSpam provides a free API (https://www.stopforumspam.com) that may be of help with this. It is a little over my head to implement this myself, and I can imagine more and more WordPress sites experience the same problem.

    I did find a few plugins supporting this, but they are either abandoned, no longer updated, or massive …

    Anyhow … Just a suggestion to think about, not a requirement.
    Thanks for the great work you guys are doing.

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  • Plugin Author Christopher Finke

    (@cfinke)

    Thanks for the suggestion. Stopping spam user registrations is something we’ve looked at (and continue to look at) as a possible addition to Akismet. We’re aware of the problem that sites are facing with spam user registrations and hope to be able to contribute to a solution.

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