People Subsribing me against my will

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    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.

    #1234084

    raincoaster
    Member

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

    #1234087

    [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

    #1234089

    raincoaster
    Member

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

    #1234090

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

    #1234091

    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.

    #1234092

    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

    #1234102

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #1234103

    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.

    #1234104

    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????

    #1234105

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #1234106

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

    #1234108

    raincoaster
    Member

    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.

    #1234109

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

    -OM

    #1234119

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

    #1234121

    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.

    #1234125

    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.

    #1234126

    raincoaster
    Member

    It’s not spam, it’s harassment.

    #1234127

    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

    #1234154

    scepticemia
    Member

    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!

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