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Questions tagged [spam]

Unsolicited messages (spam), especially advertising, as well as sending messages repeatedly on the same site, disruptive online messages, especially commercial messages posted on a computer network or sent as email.

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Automated spam being caught in 2 posts. Can this be used to help get rid of spam on everyone's sites?

I don't know why but I have two old posts that seem to be attracting spam from some automated system or bot. It doesn't bother me but is there a way to use this data to try and help reduce spam on ...
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WordPress Site has 35K spam images

I am helping a client whose site has numerous plugins and 35K spam images from Zillow. They are in the media library. He also has 100K spam comments. I have since then disabled the comments. He ...
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Emails not getting delivered to Hotmail addresses

Recently Hotmail users are unable to receive their password email when they register or use the "Forgot my password" link to get a reset link emailed to them. So far this is only a problem for hotmail....
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Getting thousands of registration spam

We have tried the range of Captcha options, and now have Facebook Connect with Akismet installed as a constant, but still can't stop thousands of spam registrations from attacking our WordPress site. ...
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Subpage is redirecting to spam site

My Wordpress site has recently been hacked and I followed the steps described here to clear it: https://wordpress.org/support/article/faq-my-site-was-hacked/ The whole site redirected to a spam ...
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Using htaccess to prevent spam through wp-comments-post.php

I have a lot of spam comments being posted on my WordPress site. It is being posted using the wp-comments-post.php file. I can see from the logs: "POST /wp/wp-comments-post.php HTTP/1.0" 302 3744 "...
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Spam email sent from my noreply@domain.com account

A spam email is being sent from my default email(noreply@mydomain.com) to all the subscriber. What may have caused this and how could I prevent this from happening again?
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How can I automatically delete comments that contain a URL?

My WordPress website is being bombarded by spam comments. Nearly all of them contain a valid URL. How can I delete these comments automatically? I don't want to put them into the review queue; I just ...
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ninja forms spam protection input uppercase

I'm using Ninja form spam protection input field, where you choose an answer to your question. Does anybody know how you can force input to be uppercase? I've found a lot of code strings but none of ...
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How to track down a phantom contact form?

Spammers are using a contact form on our Wordpress site to spam us, but I can't find which form it is. It's (presumably) from our site because it has the standard footer "This e-mail was sent from a ...
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All comment automatically added as spam comment, how to set that problem?

All comment(all post) automatically added as spam comment. Our same project set in two server, but in one server project blog comment working proper and another server project blog all comment added ...
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How to stop users beign registered on checkout page if billing address is same as other user?

I need help with woocommerce billing address. First: I need to stop user from being registered on checkout page if billing address is same as other user. Second If user is already registered, then ...
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Automatically reject a comment if website field contains anything

I've done a bunch of searching but can't seem to find a hack to do this, all I can find is how to remove the website field from the form. I want to leave it there, but if someone enters a url into the ...
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how to prevent the spam on search function?

I use a the plugin search meter to record users' searches on my website, but recently i got a lot of spam searches, is there any methods to prevent the spam? Screenshot as below: Thanks in advance!
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Spam written by registred users

I have build a small wordpress site with two users with role=author. Recently spam posts are made from those two of the users - they are infrequent (one pr month of so), short, without any links and ...
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Site has fake users registered with a similar pattern in username and email

Website keeps getting hundred of fake users. Registration form has reCaptcha but no effect. By changing required fields in form to add First Name and Last Name required still fake users keep getting ...
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New accounts daily at WP Multi-User site under development, Analytics reports no traffic. What gives?

I'm working on a Wordpress Multi-user site (Buddypress?). Every day, there are between 5-15 new accounts created, yet Google Analytics is reporting little-to-no traffic. The site is far from finished,...
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How to get rid of spam forever?

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 ...
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Comment moderation

I am using a plugin (dwqa) that overrides wordpress' Settings->Discussion options (eg: I select "Comment author must have a previously approved comment" but comments are approved regardless). If I ...
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Prevent incoming $_GET requests

I used to have an old RSS feed setup on one of my sites, but have since removed it - due to the number of users accessing it. For whatever reason the number of hits to the RSS feed has brought down my ...
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Hold a comment in the queue if it contains [X] or more links

I don't understand this option. The English version of the description says: Hold a comment in the queue if it contains [X] or more links The German version says: Einen Kommentar in die ...
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Contact form spam, without form?

I previously had a contact page with the theme built-in contact form. I received a lot of spam with that form, and one day I had to change it to add functionalities (upload to google docs) and I ...
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How do spam users register while I've only enabled registration by Gmail via Janrain?

In wp-login.php?action=register, I've disabled text fields (sorry this web site is in Japanese only but hope you can see that there's no text field) and enabled registration only via social login by ...
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Auto-deleting comments that trigger the blacklist

By default, the WP 'blacklist' feature finds comments containing the blacklisted string and moves them to the spam folder. What I am trying to do is change it so that instead of going to spam, the ...
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Adding a “Report the post” button/form?

I have a user-generated-content website with WP. I would like to allow the readers to notify me of posts that should be taken down. I need to: add a button to the end of each posts, that when ...
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404 Page when emptying spam or deleting a plugin

I have recently had a website migrated by my host over to a new server within the same network. I have now noticed that within the WordPress dashboard, if I try and do any of the following... Empty ...
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comments are going to spam

Why all wordpress comments are going to spam? I didn't installed any plugins to protect blog from comment and trackback spam. Please help me to find a solution.
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How can I prevent wordpress from sending emails

I would like to stop all email functionality in my wordpress installation. Is this possible with a global flag? or maybe by forbidding this installation to use the php mail function at all in ...