can I block an IP or an email address?

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  • #352203

    walrusd
    Member

    Hello there, I was wondering if there is a way of blocking a certain IP or email address from posting comments to my blog(s)? I thought maybe the spam feature might do that, but wanted to check before I did it. My blog(s) are http://sarahdowns.wordpress.com and http://animalpress.wordpress.com

    Thank you for your assistance!

    The blog I need help with is sarahdowns.wordpress.com.

    #352476

    lorawow
    Member

    I’m not sure whether that’s possible, I don’t think so. You do can block certain words to be used in comments though.

    Settings => Discussions

    #352477

    lorawow
    Member

    I’m not sure whether that’s possible, I don’t think so. You do can block certain words to be used in comments though.

    Settings => Discussion

    #352478

    Blocking by IP is not too effective since when someone reboots their modem, typically they get a new IP address. Also many ISP’s are now assigning one IP address to many users, so blocking by IP address can inadvertently block others as well.

    Go to settings > discussion and in the “blacklist” section at the bottom of that page you can enter their email address, username, any URL they might use and their IP address.

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic.php?id=46758

    #352495

    Can’t you accomplish this by simply setting up your blog so that you have to approve all comments? This way you can simply delete any comment that comes from someone you don’t want.

    Clearly you would recognize an e-mail, but even if some person used a different e-mail, if the comment is appropriate for your blog, then you approve it, if it’s not, you don’t.

    #352511

    1writegirl
    Member

    Does anyone know if there is a way to block a particular email address/url from entering your blog in the first place? So that if they tried they would get an error message or something, or even be told “you are blocked from that site?”

    #352512

    There is no way to block viewers other than making your blog private and then only inviting those that you desire to your blog but you are limited to 35 users without the paid upgrade. http://support.wordpress.com/settings/privacy-settings/

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