Problems with blog ‘members’

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  • #3116240

    ancientsue
    Member

    Every few days or so I receive a notification that someone has signed up to follow my blog. It is invariably from outlook.com. The latest is
    (email redacted) on May 12.

    I cannot find any of these followers on my list of followers, and I suspect that something undesirable is going on. I’d like to delete these people, if indeed they are people and not some kind of phishing bot (or worse). But I can’t do that if I can’t see them!

    Please advise. Thank you

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

    #3116622

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Hi there, Please see the Staff replies in this thread https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/spammy-follows-from-outlookcom-email-addresses/#post-3092975 The spam followers are being removed by Staff so you don’t have to. Staff have also mentioned that they will post updates on this issue in that thread, so you may wish to subscribe to it.

    If you have email notifications of new followers enabled, you may wish, until this current wave of spam followers is over, to disable those notifications completely by changing your settings here: https://wordpress.com/me/notificationsClick the arrow on the right and uncheck the box next to Site follows > Email.

    If you don’t want to disable email notices of all new followers, see if your email program will allow you to create a filter to flag notifications of outlook followers and have those messages completely skip the inbox, going directly to archive or trash.

    Hope that helps somewhat.

    #3116661

    ancientsue
    Member

    This helps quite a bit, thank you!

    I am rather clumsy with blogging but am trying to do better about learning how the site functions.

    Thank you again, so glad I don’t have to worry about this issue :-)

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