Block Spam Comment & Email in WordPress – How to

Managing a WordPress can boost in brand or business profile with visitors. With Popularity it may contains spam comment. Spam may load your website with full of negative, advertising as well as harassing comment. Learn How to Block Spam Email in WordPress by putting the IP, Email, Domain and Keywords that probably used in spam. […]

Managing a WordPress can boost in brand or business profile with visitors. With Popularity it may contains spam comment. Spam may load your website with full of negative, advertising as well as harassing comment. Learn How to Block Spam Email in WordPress by putting the IP, Email, Domain and Keywords that probably used in spam.

Step 1

  • Log in to your WordPress website and Go to Dashboard.
  • Scroll Down and go to Settings and click on Discussions.
  • After Clicking Discussions. Scroll down the page and go to Blacklist Section.

Step 2 (Blocking Criteria)

How to block spam email in WordPress see the blocking criteria in Short then do read full in details below.

  • Fill up the Emails addresses like “info@twoclock.com”.
  • Write in desired IP Address like  “123.123.123.123”.
  • Write your Desired words like “Pharmaceutical”, “Harsh Words” etc.

Every single entry must be of separate line. You can do even more better see other steps.

Step 3 (Block by Email Address)

Either you can block email addresses belonging to an specific domain. To block a specific domain name then it can accomplish by write “@twoclock.com” preceded by “@” symbol.  You can block email from those domain which you think spreading spams on your WordPress Blog. Use this domain option with caution because blocking Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail will trash all the comments made using these popular services.

Step 4 (Block by IP Address)

To block by IP Address you need to copy the numbers in dotted format showing below each username on comments page of Admin Panel. IP address are in “123.123.123.123” format. Usually spammer change the email addresses but can’t change IP addresses. If many addresses look same, so better to copy and paste the IP address in different line in blacklist box. If you discover multiple spam comments with different email domains all use the same IP address, copy this IP address and paste it in a separate line in the Blacklist field.

Step 5 (Block by Blacklist Words)

Except Emails and IP address other way to stop spam is to add Blacklist words in Blacklist field that you suppose to have in your spam comments. For example, you want to make WordPress to trash those comments having words pharmaceuticals in it. If you want to stop for other words you need to write them in separate lines.

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