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  1. aopinionatedman
    Member

    OK, I know I should expect the attention. I have a large blog. That being said, how can I stop these new emails (started last night) of people "subscribing me" against my will? I get flooded with these emails from "[subscribe] Confirm Subscription ____" when I have not subscribed to their site. It is obviously a spammer, but I cannot block the emails because they come from"wordpress" and show as legit. Any options?

    -OM

    The blog I need help with is aopinionatedman.com.

  2. What is the URL of the blog that is sending you these subscriptions?

  3. aopinionatedman
    Member

    [Subscribe​] Confirmed Subscripti​on to Posts on Computing: The Science of Nearly Everything
    Subscribe​] Confirmed Subscripti​on to Posts on Papa Angst!

    examples of what I am getting. Here are some of the sites connected.

    http://possibilitiesandperspectives.com)
    http://pryorfrancis.wordpress.com)
    (http://fetchhappy.com)

    I have over 100 in 24 hours... it started last night.

    aopinionatedman.com

  4. That's bizarre, and should not be possible. Are you the ONLY person who has access to your account?

  5. aopinionatedman
    Member

    YES. This is my only website, only blog, I own it and I run it. It is very secure... I think.

  6. aopinionatedman
    Member

    I have a long list of them... it is as if someone is manually putting in my email into a subscribe bar and I get an email saying "you are subscribed."

    I then have to not only delete the emails, a lot of them, but I also have to unsubscribe from each of them.

  7. aopinionatedman
    Member

    I have a large following... if this just comes with the territory so be it. But I find it frustrating that someone can "auto sign me up" every day

  8. I think it must be done manually. FYI since you started this thread and I started answering it, someone has reported your blog and you've been set as Mature. I think you DO have a stalker.

  9. aopinionatedman
    Member

    Oh well, they can kiss off. Thanks for your help.. I will just keep doing what I am doing. Doesn't seem to be anything I can do.

  10. aopinionatedman
    Member

    My content is not for kids... but I rarely curse. This is crazy how people can just go around affecting your hobby. Can nothing be done????

  11. Yes, something can be done. I had the same thing happen to me. I'll flag this for staff attention and they can sort it for you.

  12. aopinionatedman
    Member

    I appreciate not only your speedy replies but you taking the time to actually care. Thank you... that is nice to see.

  13. No worries. I see your blog is already un-Adulted (your name once again links to the blog, that was the clue). Hopefully the rest can be acted on.

  14. aopinionatedman
    Member

    That was quick WOW! Thank you! I know people throw "thank yous" around, but I mean it.

    -OM

  15. aopinionatedman
    Member

    Must be on a cycle. Just got a brand new string of them, 14 at once. Must be a really nice code!

  16. aopinionatedman
    Member

    ok... more than 14 :( Maybe I can block them one at a time... not sure how I would do that maybe gmail can. I will wait and see if an admin/WP staff member might be able to help me figure out a way to end this attack.

  17. aopinionatedman
    Member

    Ok, I don't know if this matters but I wanted to add some info.

    I just got over 40 at a time, but they came in waves. I think someone IS manually putting my email in. I didn't know that was a spam tactic, but apparently it is.

  18. It's not spam, it's harassment.

  19. aopinionatedman
    Member

    I see. [bangs head on desk] I will have to determine if this battle is even worth the time.... this is a hobby not my job so... ya

  20. Not sure if I am reading it right, but shouldn't it be, like, AN opinionated man? I know this is not the right forum, but the grammar nazi in me just kicked up a bit. I hope your problem gets solved though. AND congrats on getting nearly 10k followers in such a short time. Bests!

  21. aopinionatedman
    Member

    Your intelligent response leads me to believe you might be able to figure out I use this name because it is the same as the email... which was the only one left... in other words... an was taken.

  22. @skepticdoctor
    Please be respectful of the millions of Jews who were slaughtered by Nazis, and express that respect by not using the term "Nazi" out of context.

  23. aopinionatedman
    Member

    So if anyone still wishes to know it is still hapoening but I can see this might be imoossible to stop. Oh well, if it gets too bad I just won't renew. :(

  24. First, change the password on your account: http://en.support.wordpress.com/selecting-a-strong-password/

    And, if you can, enable two step authentication: http://en.support.wordpress.com/security/two-step-authentication/

    If they are not doing this through your account, then they know your email address and just dropping it off wherever they want to. We really don't have any way to stop this, however I do see that you're using Gmail, so you could setup a filter to automatically delete the matching emails for a while.

  25. aopinionatedman
    Member

    I will check gmail... it is not my account or they would simply take it. Thanks for the reply.

  26. You're welcome!

  27. I'm sorry if I'm off topic but, I need help, I'm desperate and do not know that I could do
    I realized that my blog and indexed to mature
    I noticed when trouble or because my "like" put on the blog of friends you do not glue
    I have to do?
    thank you

  28. my blog is - http://valeriudgbarbu.wordpress.com/
    thank you

  29. Please open your own support thread: http://en.forums.wordpress.com/?new=1

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