Re: How to prevent fake spam customers from subscribing to email newsletter

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How to prevent fake spam customers from subscribing to email newsletter

jeremymac
Excursionist
16 0 3

Hello,

 

Over the last 24 hours I've received dozens of spam customer accounts subscribing to my email newsletter. I have an automated campaign sent to new subscribers. The email sent to these spam accounts was reported as spam by multiple fake accounts. I'm worried that this will harm email deliverability.

 

Is there a way to prevent this from happening? Is there any way to prevent spam accounts from subscribing?

 

Any tips on how to prevent this and handle fake spam customers is greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you.

 

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OneMobile
Shopify Partner
169 16 34

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @jeremymac 

 

Here are some methods to prevent fake bots from subscribing your newsletter:

  1. Use a captcha to ask users to prove they are human before they can subscribe to your newsletter. Follow this guide to activate reCAPTCHA for your Shopify store.
  2. Require a double opt-in so that users must confirm their subscription before they can receive emails. After a user submits the sign-up form, they get a confirmation email with a link they have to click to finalize their subscription.
  3. Implement an IP address verification system that can filter out spam by blocking suspicious IP addresses. BM: Country blocker IP blocker is an app we recommend for this.

I hope that this helps!

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OneMobile
Shopify Partner
169 16 34

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @jeremymac 

 

Here are some methods to prevent fake bots from subscribing your newsletter:

  1. Use a captcha to ask users to prove they are human before they can subscribe to your newsletter. Follow this guide to activate reCAPTCHA for your Shopify store.
  2. Require a double opt-in so that users must confirm their subscription before they can receive emails. After a user submits the sign-up form, they get a confirmation email with a link they have to click to finalize their subscription.
  3. Implement an IP address verification system that can filter out spam by blocking suspicious IP addresses. BM: Country blocker IP blocker is an app we recommend for this.

I hope that this helps!

If you find my answer helpful, please hit the Like button or Mark as solution to show me some encouragement.
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jeremymac
Excursionist
16 0 3

Great I will try these, thank you!

jay-ann
Tourist
10 0 2

Did this work for you? I have tried these fixes on my site but still get these fake signups for classic accounts. Because they come from within the US (NY) my country blocker doesn't help. I don't even know where they sign up as I don't have the signups on those classic pages.

jeremymac
Excursionist
16 0 3

Ya it worked, I added a Recaptcha and double opt-in

jay-ann
Tourist
10 0 2

Me too. A few every few days. Usually show up on the /account/register from Buffalo NY.  I don't even have classic accounts turned on so I don't know how they keep signing up through the accounts page. They spend a few minutes on my site, I try to entertain them with something since they keep wasting their time.