I first learned of CleanTalk back in early May 2022 when a 3rd party email solutions provider wrote to me with concerns about the amount of spam email attempts going through my site. Fortunately, they also provided CleanTalk Anti-Spam as a recommendation to help mitigate the shear volume of email spam.
Taking a closer look by signing up for their free test period, I was convinced that they offered a very good service almost instantly. Upon installation I clearly saw just how many emails were being filtered through my WordPress site. Literally hundreds a day were now being stopped by their system of blocking suspected and known offending IP addresses.
Looking deeper in to Cleantalk’s other services I naturally was drawn to their Security plugin. Again, taking advantage of their try it before you buy it offer, I decided to give that a shot too. Let me tell you that it didn’t disappoint. Within the time it takes to download and upload a WordPress plugin and then activate, the Security system was delivering instant protection from all kinds of nefarious attacks but mostly, login attempts. Hell, I have one site that is still getting 500+ blocked login attempts every day. All that while still allowing the good traffic in to do their allowed things.
I am telling you, even if you only run 1 self-hosted WordPress site, be it a personal blog, advice site or especially an online store, you really should check out Cleatalk and how they can help secure your site. It only takes one time for a hacker to gain control of your site to take away all the fun from running your own online blog/site/store. Trust me, there is nothing more deflating than having all of that hard work lost because some unknown creep hacking into your site or killing your domain by sending out a ton of spam emails. CleanTalk can help to avoid that from happening to you.