The options are deep and require some significant tweaking to get right, but the results are very easy to see in the plugin's own log: Thousands of spammers are blocked at the door before they can cause problems.
I just started getting some odd registrations, so I installed this plugin. So far, it's great. I didn't need to change many of the options, and I'm still going through it somewhat, but it's already blocked a spam registration and let 3 genuine users sign-up, so I'm really happy with this plugin so far.
Also, bonus points for it not slowing down my site or causing my users any hassle.
Thanks for the great plugin!
Just wanted to give Keith's plugin another thumbs up. Been using it for years on my site at musiclibraryreport.com and hardly ever have spam (maybe 1 or 2 a month). With almost 100k page views per month there are a lot of attempts. I have 33 active plugins on my site and no conflicts with Stop Spammer.
At first this appeared to be the answer to everything, although I gotta say this is appears to be a pretty complex, pretty heavy duty spam blocker.
However, it came to my attention that this plugin was preventing people from registering for my website (caught a legit email address and marked it as spam, forcing an approval request). But then, even after that, it prevented this user from being able to make a purchase on the checkout page of my website, causing JSON errors. I can't have a plugin breaking the checkout process for an ecommerce website. So this one goes on the shelf for now.
Now, granted yes, it could be that this might be caused by a 3rd party plugin conflict that I've not ID'd...but I don't have the time to hunt that down. Gonna have to keep looking.
Just two words.
A spam stopper that does more than just filter comments.
Just love it. Highly recommend!
I've had this plugin running for a week now and every day I'm emailed about more spam registrations. This is exactly what this plugin was supposed to stop, but somehow obvious spammers with mail.ru addresses are signing up.
While I can block those TLD's from being used (theoretically, we'll see if that actually works or not), I'm disappointed that such an obvious source of spam isn't being blocked as a default setting.
I don't know what's going on.
Today I spent 2 hours to figure why new user registration email not sending while admin notification is sent.
Mail server checked, external SMTP server used. All are same problem.
Once I disable this plugin, everything work like charm.
* WordPress version: 4.4
* I tried several times activate and deactivate this plugin. And quite confirmed it cause the problem I mentioned.
Installed the plugin..(OK, I was a tad skeptical) activated it.
BOOM, and all the SPAMMERS were gone!
Nothing in ten hours, so good, I sent you a drink > Enjoy!
This plugin is very hyperactive and only half works. I ran it for about 2 weeks and I had so many issues. Made SURE I had it set up the way I wanted it to work and it refused to allow people to register to my site. It locked out users and admins with prejudice.
It behaves violently and unholy to legitimate users while spammers got through the registrations just fine.
It is worthless. Hey if you don't want users this is the plugin in for you.
Thanks, went from lots of spam registrations daily to none in the first week I've been using the plugin.
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