Spam registration, Wordfence, askimet, SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam

I am struggling with new registration spam,

I already have . Wordfence, askimet, SI CAPTCHA Anti-Spam
installed, yet I still am getting too many new registrations.

Any ideas, on how to curb this ?

  • Patrick
    • Support Monkey

    Hi there @Nishal

    I hope you are well today!

    I just looked at your wp-signup.php page and see that you do indeed have a captcha form and a math question, and that passwords are emailed to new users.

    That leads me to believe that you are dealing with actual humans (not bots) who don't necessarily activate their accounts. Is that what you are facing?

    If so, then you would likely want to check the IP ranges that these spam signups are originating from, and block them.

  • Patrick
    • Support Monkey

    Hi again @Nishal

    I hope you are having a great day!

    Hmm, I stand corrected. :slight_smile:

    If the majority of your spam signups are coming from bots as you suspect, then a simply honeypot trap would likely help a lot.

    A honeypot is nothing more than a hidden field in your signup form that humans cannot see, and thus cannot enter anything. But stupid bots will enter something in every field they find in the form.

    So if a hidden honeypot field is filled in, your WordPress will recognize that signup as coming from a spambot, and block it.

    Here's a simple plugin that does exactly that:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/registration-honeypot/

    I hope this helps! And thanks for being a member :slight_smile:

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