Weird users signing up, is it spam? (3 posts)

  1. IngeW
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Help! I have lots of people sign up as users. That is great, of course. But I am not entirely sure where they are signing up...they seem to have odd usernames too.

    1. I have a contact form - I can identify users signing up here as it will come back to me in a specific format

    2. People can sign up to my Newsletter - this is via MailChimp and they have a special format in which they send new sign-ups to me

    3. People can become a member of my 'Mingle Forum', and these indeed are registered as users on my site. However I have very little people posting in the Forum, and for reading there is no need to sign up. It seems a bit weird hundreds of people are signing up to the forum but not posting...

    Any ideas? Any ideas how I can find out. I DO have a campaign running, asking people to sign up to the Newsletter, with a link to MailChimp. I imagine somehow the people I am targetting for that are signing up in the wrong way...but I am not sure where or how...I would be grateful for some help on how to go about this.

  2. Jose Conti
    Posted 3 years ago #


    You can use WangGuard http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wangguard/

    WangGuard will clean your database from users spam.

    Kind regards

  3. IngeW
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you so much, I have checked some of the users and all indeed do show up on spammers-registers. Will try this one. Inge

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