How to block @mail.ru emails from registering on my site

I have just been bombarded with spam registrations from @mail.ru email addresses, is there a way of preventing specific email addresses from signing up?

  • Nastia
    • Support Rock Star

    Hello David

    I trust you are doing well today!

    There is no way out of the box to block registration from specific domain like mail.ru.
    Instead, you can try a plugin to block BOT registrations. I have posted below most commonly used plugins:
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/confident-captcha/
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/stop-spammer-registrations-plugin/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wangguard/

    I hope this helps!

    Kind Regards,
    Nastia

  • Mary
    • The Incredible Code Injector

    Nastia, I don't want to block all registrations from users with an *.ru email, but I also have had a ton of activity lately from users with *@mail.ru emails addresses. It seems as soon as they register, they change their password.

    Is there some bug or 'glitch' in WP that they are trying to exploit that only occurs when they change their password?

    I have no capability, that I am aware of, to see what they are really up to.

    Can you research this and let me know?

    Thanks in advance.

    Mary Todd, SysAdmin/Developer
    Skydiving-Encyclopedia.com

  • Nastia
    • Support Rock Star

    Hello Mary , I trust you are doing well today!

    Is there some bug or 'glitch' in WP that they are trying to exploit that only occurs when they change their password?

    It depends from your system registration method. If the site genarate the password fot the users, it only natural once a user registred to change their password.

    I have no capability, that I am aware of, to see what they are really up to.

    You can track each user's movements with the Defender Audit Logging feature. It keeps detailed logs of comments, posts, login attempts, plugin installs so you can see what each user do on your site. Based in their behavior you can decie to block a user or not.

    Please if you have other questions, post a new thread in the firums, because this issue was resolved for the original author. This way, the author will not be getting email notifications each time when there is a new post in the thread.

    You can create a new thread here:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/#question

    Thank you,

    Cheers,
    Nastia

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