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covenantguy
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Spam subscribers

Hi

Can someone tell me how to screen out Spam subscribers. I get quite a lot of new subscriptions to my main site from "people" (are they??) with emails like dgfhgvdf@romantyczka.pl .

I recently naively sent one of the Affilojetpack swipe emails to a few of these and the emails bounced back. I presume this is because they are spam. How do I prevent these?

And- since I don't have a specific I.M newsletter sequence up and running yet on this site is iot OK to send Swipe emails to your subscribers saying "IF you are interested feel free to click"??
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jmpruitt
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using a double opt in should prevent this, since the verfication email wont go through.
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covenantguy
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Hi James

How do I set that up on a WP site ? Is it a plugin I put in?
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If you're using AWeber, there is a setting you can check when you are creating your mailing list.
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jmpruitt
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Most auto responders will have an option for single or double opt in, or they will call it a confirmed opt in. they are the same thing.
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covenantguy
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These are not people subscribing to my site via an Opt in box autoresponder. They are Subscribers to the site-you find the Setting for this on the WP DAshbpoard under "Tools". I notice there is an option to delete the email addresses if you want to. You are also given a "Subscribe" and an "Unsuscribe" option-so they must have clicked the Subscribe to my RSS button originally? Should I delete the ones that look like spam?
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ahh . you definitely need to turn that off. its worse than just spam. it is probably hackers trying to get into your server. Go to the general settings tab, and uncheck the box that says any one can register, then save. this way only the admin can register ne memberst to the site. then go in and delete all the regiseterd users that you dont want.
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covenantguy
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Hi James
You're the first person who's told me about that-and I've done 2 I.M courses! I have unchecked the box. So if someone wants to register with my blog a)why are they doing that? b) Is it the same as subscribing to the blog ? c) is it the same thing as subscribing to my RSS feed d) if they want to do it now that I have unchecked the box, how do they do it?

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no that is nothing to do with your RSS feed. with wordpress you can set up posts to be private so that only registered members can see certain pages or posts. however, the security features of wp are not that great, and most people use membership plugins to manage these.

Rss feed is different, any one can subscribe to your Rss feed as long a s you have a button somewhere on your site for them to do it.

When people register as a member on your blog, you can choose to allow them to be a subscriber which can read private posts that are not available to the general public, a contributor, where they submit content and you can aprove it to be posted, (great for if you are having guest posters on your blog), you can make them an author which allows them to make posts, you can set them up as an editor which allows them to post or edit any post within the blog, or they can be an admin which can do anything that you can do.

most of the spam people who join blogs randomly do so to access private pages, or they are hackers. I f a hacker breaks into your blog, they can get into your hosting server, and ruin everything.

Now, some people make a huge deal out of it because wp is easy to hack (any open source software will be) but the fact is the % of people that it actually ever happens to is very low.
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covenantguy
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Will they be able to register for the blog if I have not checked the box "anybody can register?"

Also I sent you a PM on something I noticed on your IM site-did you get it?
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They can still subscribe to your RSS feed, but nobody will be able to access the register page for your blog. not sure about the Pm, I am not seeing it, but I have been getting flooded with them lately... which one was it?LOL
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johrea
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Thanks James

I wanted to ask you about your Opt in box. I just sent you another PM entitled "Your Super Affiliate Cash Web Form"
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I just replied to it John.
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