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What to do with odd blog registrations

Started by on Jul 15, 2019 – Contents updated: Jul 17, 2019

Jul 15, 2019 08:35    

Only recently have I received what I consider "odd" registrations on my blog -- not thousands, just under 10 I'd think.

They are often from Moldova and they never activate their account, so their Status is always 'New'.

My question is:

    []Should I delete them or change their group to 'misbehaving' []Is there an issue in leaving their accounts there? I assume it maybe a robot; they also subscribe to a list

Jul 15, 2019 14:13

Hi @scribbly

So by not activating you mean they are sent an email to activate, and don't follow up?
Sounds a lot like a bot and would delete them from my database, just to clean things up, but then my site is not set up for public registration and I can't an issue with a little bit of trash in the database.

Jul 16, 2019 10:41

@amoun wrote earlier:

So by not activating you mean they are sent an email to activate, and don't follow up?

Yep. And the usernames all follow a similar formula.

I think there's a setting to automatically change them after a period of so many days, but just wanted to double-check if I should be quicker or not.

Jul 17, 2019 16:20

I usually delete them. Since they are not interested in activating it (maybe due to using a fake or wrong mail address) I guess their intent is spamming.

Jul 17, 2019 16:29

@zebulon wrote earlier:

I usually delete them. Since they are not interested in activating it (maybe due to using a fake or wrong mail address) I guess their intent is spamming.

Thanks: I will. I was interested that this has just started happening.


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