Today when I was checking my Email, I saw an interesting email, which caught my eyes and I believe other bloggers will take note of it.
Here is the content from the Email
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Russian Forum Spammer To: email@example.com WordPress Date: Sun, 13 Dec 2009 09:35:01 +0530 Subject: Re: [ShoutMeloud] Your username and password
This email address was created solely to register automatically at thousands of forums for the purposes of spamming forums like yours. Remove my account and any other account registered with my email address!
You should also consider making the password requirements for your forum much more stringent.
A Random Digilante Who Is Sick Of Forum Spammers From Russia
I was wondering about how this Email get into my account and should landed into spam folder. After little research I realize this is an automated bot who create an account into your wordpres or forum. When confirmation email or username password email is sent to the specified email address, an auto responder email like this is sent to the user.
I can see the account associated with this email address in the wordpress user manager and one thing is for sure, if there would have been any captcha for registration process, this spam bot would not have registered himself like this.
Though this atleast gave a good point by this spammer is , we should use captcha at such place which is not prevented by any script.
Have you ever experienced such kind of email landing into your account? If not, take the preventive measures before such spam emails land into your forum or blog.
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