As one familiar song goes, it’s so hard to let go of something (or someone) whom you have grown attached to. Not afraid to admit it, my email forwarder of four years, adri[at]adrimarie.us, was one of them.
So, you’re probably wondering, why on earth am I starting to mention my known email forwarder1 is because as of yesterday, I deleted this email forwarder out of my server and am now using a different one. Lately these past few weeks, I have been getting “bounce” emails from random strangers stating that I’ve sent some massive spam mail towards these random strangers. As it turns out, a lot of these email addresses that the perpetrator decided to spam on didn’t even exist.
But seriously, I’ve grown very tired of seeing all these random spam email landing on my Gmail inbox and the only way that I could think of stopping it was to delete this email forwarder and use a different one. The sad part about it also is that I used my old email forwarder with a lot of services, and since I can’t remember any of them, I will have to do a lot of digging and change those email addresses to this new email forwarder I created as a backup long time ago.2.
Another thing that’s a whole lot worse is that I still have been getting auto emails from my security plugin informing me that there’s still plenty of idiots who still try to hack my blog using the username “admin” or “administrator” or even any part of my blog’s URL. Good lord, I thought. Does that mean that I have to move my blog again to a different subdomain/location just so I won’t be bothered by these bastard spammers again?! No, not again, after how many times I’ve moved this blog for the past ten years.
I’m currently using Wordfence as my security plugin. I wish I have a fully functional one where it would just immediately block the IP from my site once and for all once the jerk behind that IP even tries to break in and sign in my blog and do their worst. Any WordPress bloggers out there be willing to recommend a plugin for me?3
Well, that’s it for now. Just a quick blog before I go back to my second book reading as part of my 2014 50-book Challenge. Be sure to check out my new email address at the Contact section!
On the sidenote...
- It’s an email forwarder to my Gmail address, actually… [↩]
- I use a different email address for the more personal/important service logins, such as online banking, credit cards, online shopping, etc., so this doesn’t apply to them. [↩]
- Unfortunately, I am not a web programmer, so to speak. I speak very little to nada PHP, let alone the template language of WordPress… [↩]