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We have a few different websites running various versions of Wordpress that have comments and trackbacks turned off, yet I still receive emails saying there's some waiting for me!

I've turned them both off in the admin area and also removed the comments box completely yet I still get them, how can I fully turn them off?

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What is senders email address.. is it same as your wordpress email id? –  Vinod Dalvi Mar 4 '13 at 9:15
    
@VinodDalvi It's from the default email address in the admin. –  Rob Mar 4 '13 at 9:16
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I posted this few hours ago wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/89236/… - you could try this method to turn the comments off. –  birgire Mar 4 '13 at 9:21
    
@Rob Is the solution provided by birgie working for you? –  Vinod Dalvi Mar 4 '13 at 9:26
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@birgire and VinodDalvi the question is not only about comments, the solution provided by birgire won't prevent trackbacks posting. –  Eugene Manuilov Mar 4 '13 at 9:37
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To prevent comments receiving add following line to your functions.php file:

add_filter( 'comments_open', '__return_false' );

And to prevent trackbacks receiving just add this snippet:

add_filter( 'pings_open', '__return_false' );
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Ok that sorts comments, what about trackbacks (probably more annoying than comments!)? –  Rob Mar 4 '13 at 9:29
    
@Rob I have updated my answer –  Eugene Manuilov Mar 4 '13 at 9:32
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