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wpForo 1.x.x recaptcha trouble

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Joined: 3 years ago


i've set my recaptcha keys and everything worked fine for a long while

now i'm starting to get tens of daily inscriptions apparently robot generated, with user names and emails all in this form:


New user registration on your site Cruis citoyen:
Username: test47423887


("Cruis citoyen" is the WP site in question)

the mail address apparently exists (it does not bounce back). but i don't know if the registration is confirmed since 1) the new user appears in the member list, but 2) i tested that a new user appears in the member list even though he has not returned the confirmation (and password setting) mail. the confirmation request is set to yes in my settings, and the corresponding agreement check box appears in the registration form.

i updated wpForo recently to 1.9.7. but WP is still in 5.5.5.

i will be grateful if someone can point out to me how to correct this situation.


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Joined: 8 years ago


1. make sure the reCAPTCHA is enabled for all registration forms, check it in Forums > Tools > Antispam tab.

2. Not confirmed users are the inactive users, and they are listed in the Inactive Tab of the Forums > Members admin page

3. Read this FAQ topic, the reCAPTCHA is not enough for fighting against spam:

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Eminent Member
Posts: 19


thanks for the tips.

we'll see if it works out.