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Discussion in 'Web Design & Development' started by Hughv, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. Hughv

    Hughv Thread Starter

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    I'm getting new subscribers with .pl , .126 and odd looking (Random, scrambled) Gmail addresses. I don't think they're interested in my Blog, so what are they doing, and should I be concerned?
    Thanks.
     
  2. NegativeKelvin

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    Try disabling user registrations, or setup Akismet.
     
  3. Hughv

    Hughv Thread Starter

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    Thanks, but SPAM isn't the problem. I'm wondering why people I don't know, using the above domains are signing up for my blog.
     
  4. colinsp

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    They are interested in what you blog about?

    Don't forget they may use those domains for their email addresses but can be located anywhere else in the world. They may have moved country and retained their email address. An IP look-up will tell you where they actually are.
     
  5. dvk01

    dvk01 Moderator Malware Specialist

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    set up askimet to block them
    they are spammers trying to sign up
    if they aren't actual spammers, then they are bots, signing up to look for vulnerabilities, so they can take over the blog & spew out malware and send spam to others.
     
  6. Hughv

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    That's what I thought. Given that .pl is Polish, and 126.com is in Chinese, I doubt they're interested in MD birds.
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