During the past couple of days, it has come to my attention that I need to change methods for subscribing to posts by email for this blog. This morning, I woke up to at least 15 emails telling me I had new subscriptions to the email list. Since it seemed very unlikely that any post of mine would generate such a flood of new readers, I decided to look at the emails of the “subscribers.” Turns out, they were all email addresses very similar to those that my spam filter catches in the comments every day.
To avoid the risk of having anything compromised on here, I am switching to a more secure plugin to enable email alerts for posts. For this method, you will need to confirm your subscription by clicking the link in the email that is sent after subscribing. After seven days, if there’s no confirmation, your subscription is deleted. Bye-bye, spambot or otherwise!
If you have subscribed using the old method, you may want to use the new way, since the old one will no longer be available. Thanks to all who are reading or subscribed, and hopefully this way is safer!
(Sorry for using the word “subscribe” so many times in this post. Repetitive writing drives me nuts, but I couldn’t think of any other way to say it!)