Many of us do not allow our visitors to sign up for new accounts on our blogs. That is a very good approach if you will be the only one adding content to your website. That approach won’t work for community sites though. Unfortunately, as soon as you allow user registrations on your site, you are going to end up with spam accounts. Webmasters may want to hire someone to handle their communities. Adding plugins such as Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin can help.
This plugin can reduce the number of spam accounts you get on your website. It checks your registrations against StopForumSpam.com, Project Honeypot, and BotScout and prevents spammers from making their presence known on your site. Stop Spammer Registrations Plugin checks IP address, email and user id of people who try to register on your site and stops them if they happen to be spammers. The plugin is highly customizable and lets you choose how to deal with spammers.
You have the option to limit people from contributing to your website based on their number of incidents. If you happen to know some people who are blocked, you may want to whitelist their emails and IPs. To make the plugin run as smoothly as possible, you do want to change cache and history size.
Overall, this is a pretty handy plugin for anyone hoping to offer open registrations on their site. It can save you time and make you productive.