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    Unexplained website users

    I have been getting many unexplained sign-ups as users on my website. They are not signing up for my programs. Just, I believe, via the WordPress default sign up process. Many of them have email addresses ending in .pl. Attached is a screen shot of the most recent entries: Can anyone help me figure out why and how this is happening?
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    Looks like it is probably spammers. Here's a link to a similar issue: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/w...with-pl-emails Looks like as long as you set registered users to very limited permissions, you should be fine.
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    Thanks. Very helpful.
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    Apparently bots have cracked many captcha images. Changing my forum to a math question at sign up dropped the spammers (primarily bots) 100%.

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    Do you notice that there is an increase in the number of spam comments? Did you turn on Askimet as well as captcha for register? I think you should step up the security to reduce the number of spam users.
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    How do I set CAPTIA on the WordPress sign-up page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulcj2 View Post
    How do I set CAPTIA on the WordPress sign-up page?
    Perhaps this link can help. It's WordPress plugin; different but compatible with Akismet:

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/si-captcha-for-wordpress/

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