I would like to know how I can permanently remove spam from my client's site. It was so bad that the registration page for new users to sign up was disabled and I am trying to enable it again but it seems that the file for it is hidden. If it can't be removed permanently, how can I reduce the spam?
Are you saying you are getting a lot of 'people' signing up to your website?
Here are two ways you could help reduce Spam (Has helped a lot for me):
- Keep an eye on your access_log within the server. If you see the same IP addresses accessing your website, block them.
- Require sign-ups to have to verify their credentials by clicking on a 'Confirm' link that is sent to their email address.
Hope this is a good start in your battle against Spam!