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    vincent
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    Do you use a plugin to IP ban spammers on your WordPress sites?

    #64450
    Matt
    Member

    Askimet to a degree. Though, to be honest, IP bans are largely ineffective because one could just change their IP immediately. Ex. I have a button on my modem that instantly changes my IP address when pushed. It can go from something in the 74.*.*.* range to something in the 96.*.*.* or even higher.

    #64466
    vincent
    Member

    The same Russian spam bot signs up on one of my sites like every week. I get them email then just delete him.

    Username: partsunker
    Email: [email protected]

    It just joined again, it never does it twice in two days :O

    #64469

    and mostly many people have dynamic IP addresses which changes everytime you reconnect your web. I also have it, I think :shock: Gosh, I never checked lol

    There must be other ways to stop that kind of a spam.. Just google for it ;)

    #64511
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    For the record, there is IP blacklisting built into WordPress. No need for a plugin.

    #64512
    vincent
    Member

    I know where the place is to blacklist comments and stuff… but, how do you get the IP of the spammer? The one that keeps registering on one of my sites hasn’t got a chance to comment or anything because I delete it like instantly.

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