How to stop the spam?


I am not currently working on one of my sites, but I keep getting spam registrations. I tried to turn off and deactivate all of the subscriptions and levels, but still I get spam! I didn't install the spam plugin, but if I make the registration private, why am I still getting spam? I tried to deactive the subscription but the plugin won't let me.


  • Philip John
    • DEV MAN’s Apprentice

    Hiya Dustin,

    Spammers often work by simply filling in forms with whatever they can just to gain access.

    You might want to consider disabling incomplete signups as it'll stop spammers from registering unless they pay. Check the Membership settings for that.

    Anti-splog will certainly help you to catch spam blogs too, so check that out.


  • Mason
    • DEV MAN’s Sidekick


    As we haven't heard back from you we're going to assume the problem was sorted out and mark this ticket as resolved.

    If it wasn't resolved, or you have any more questions related to this thread please feel free to post them below and tick the 'Mark as Not Resolved (re-open)' box below the post area (or else we'll miss it!)

    Otherwise, thanks for using the forums, and for being a member of WPMU DEV, it's a pleasure to help you out and we look forward to being of assistance in the future.


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