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  • Resolved lescar901

    (@lescar901)


    Overnight I got 18 new user registrations, all with somewhat strange email addresses. In one case 7 different ID’s@riggenbach83.truckmetalworks.com signed up within a short time. None of them show up as WP followers or email followers. Also, over the same time period I has zero views on my site. So how are this people subscribing?
    I do not have any place on my site to sign up for an account. The only place on my site to enter an email address is either in the Jetpack Blog Subscription or the WP SiteOrigin Contact Form.
    On my WP Settings (General) I do have Anyone can register checked. If I uncheck this box, will my Blog subscription and Contact Form still work properly? Will this prevent these unusual subscriptions in the future?

    Thanks, Les Cargile

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Moved to Fixing WordPress, this is not an Everything else WordPress topic.

    Have you considered posting in the Jetpack support forum?

    Bhargav Mehta

    (@bhargavmehta)

    Hello @lescar901,

    This are spam bots which are attacking your website. Best solution is to add captcha to the site and ask hosting providers to block spam bots crawling your website.

    Thank you

    lescar901

    (@lescar901)

    Thanks

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