unusual e-mail follower sign-ups

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  • #3066106

    Within the last hour I received 6 followers from an outlook email. This week I have had an additional 6 adds from outlook emails, from an blog I no longer update. I hope this issue gets resolved soon.

    #3066108

    serenelifes
    Member

    Hello! I have been facing the same problem.
    Gaining certain followers via Outlook address so rapidly and the addresses doesn’t seem like real.
    Do I need to remove them?
    The site I need help is
    http://www.serenelifes.wordpress.com

    #3066117

    I removed all mine just to be on the safe side.

    #3066118

    gregandamyj
    Member

    And here I thought maybe folks had finally found (and enjoyed) what I’ve posted… just kidding (not really), but I am relieved that others are having the same issue. Thanks for speaking up!

    And could a wordpress person notify us (here? Inbox?) if it does turn out that something’s up?

    Thanks, everybody!

    #3066124

    jcbottom
    Member

    Same problem here and all outlook.com. I suppose if they want to get an email from WordPress every time I publish something (not often) then that’s their lookout. Really can’t see what’s in it for them though. As soeone says above more of an annoyance than a threat…isn’t it?

    #3066127

    bdoughty
    Member

    Same thing is happening to my blog as well – a ton of subscribers from outlook.com. I’m not sure what the purpose is, but will be removing them when I get the chance.

    #3066128

    ladol08
    Member

    I am having the same problem with outlook.com subscribers.

    #3066129

    ladol08
    Member

    I am having the same problem with outlook.com subscribers.

    #3066130

    I had the same issue as well. 10 new followers via email from outlook email adresses that look random generated by computer in one of my sites. This has occurred in the last two days.

    My site:

    https://ilvinodimarco.com/

    I removed all manually and i will continue if i see more unusual activity

    #3066133

    cagolden71
    Member

    I’m having the same issue and it is DEFINITELY an issue! I have several blogs and they hit just about all of them as email followers with Outlook.com accounts…over 50 of them! I’ve been keeping a Word Doc of them all and wish I could upload it on this site for you to see and investigate. Spam followers or worse? Please address this issue and soon!

    Thank you sincerely,
    a frustrated WordPress user, Carrie

    #3066134

    vickilynnb
    Member

    Same issue here. Notifications keep coming in and they are all obviously fake Outlook account names. I am removing them.

    V.L. Brunskill
    adoptionfind.wordpress.com

    #3066136

    minuraman
    Member

    I am having the same issue too, around 4-5 strange followers just deleted them all

    #3066139

    jobeaudoin
    Member

    I’m having the same issue as well. All of a sudden in the last few days, I’ve been getting a lot (compared to my usual amount of new subscribers) of outlook.com subscribers.

    #3066140

    frootie
    Member

    Oh thank God I am not alone! I got worried by the sudden influx of followers and Google-d and found this thread. Guess I will be on the look-out here for updates.

    #3066141

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Hello all, Staff have also advised here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/weird-followers/page/2?replies=135#post-3064066 that they will provide updates in that thread. If you would like to receive email updates on that topic, you can subscribe to that thread by clicking on the Subscribe to Topic link in the sidebar of that thread.

    #3066146

    Add my blog to the list of those receiving a lot of new subscribers with Outlook email addresses. My blog is at http://www.sundownsailing.com.

    #3066147

    lrmauck
    Member

    This is happening to my blog too. I’ve only updated a few times within the last month and suddenly, I’ve got 6 new followers within the last week with all outlook.com emails. No referrals or blog views. Deleting the followers now.

    #3066150

    gregandamyj
    Member

    Do I really need to delete them?

    #3066154

    Last night I deleted all my outlook.com followers, this morning I have one that’s not showing up on my “Email Followers” list.

    #3066157

    I am getting new followers from outlook emails as well. I am about to make my site private if this bug isn’t fixed soon. Any updates on this issue?? I have had 15 new fake followers in the last 3 days.

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