No, Irena, a 25 year old Russian female, I am not feeling lonely tonight! Help!?!

Last Update: January 05, 2015

So, the email I have associated with my website has been receiving, literally, hundreds of emails a day from young, lonely, single, sexy, Russian ladies who lately have been wanting to chat with me over a cup of tea...hmmm...that's a bit sketchy!

Luckily, my spam filter is catching them all and putting them in my spam folder, but it's still pretty humorous. For example:

No Estelle, Edwina, Paige, Dina, Georgette, Effie, Tracie, Serena, Violet, and Debora, I do not want to have a little talk!

I was suspicious of where these were all coming from? How did they get my email address?

Well, I did some snooping around in my analytics and I've recently been visited by a rather large number of "visitors" who were referred to my site by sketchy websites. When I go to the URL, they are all from Russia and aren't really real websites with real content. So, I'm guessing they are some sort of bots snooping around for email addresses and, apparently, found mine somewhere.

The highlighted sites are all of the sketchy Russian website sending referral "traffic" to my site. This is just in the last 30 days.

I did some Google searches regarding this and it seems there have been quite a few other people experiencing this same thing. I am wondering if anyone here at WA has noticed this referral traffic coming into their website from similar sources. If so, do you know of any way to block this type of traffic from coming to my site? Or do I just have to deal with it?

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skc Premium
Ha ha! I get about 3 "comments" per day (not Russian women though:) from where. I have yet to found out. I use "Antispam Bee" which seems to sort them out.
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DustinG Premium Plus
My spam filter does a good job. Not many comments usually get through!
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SowAndReap Premium Plus
Oh yeah, I get those all the time. I don't get those emails though. I guess there are no lonely Russian males. LOL Don't show that to your finance.
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DustinG Premium Plus
Haha... Bummer huh?!?
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tweet76 Premium
I have also been getting a lot of spam emails . Not really like those but still it is very annoying .
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DustinG Premium Plus
Yeah. Thank goodness for spam filters!
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welshy Premium
Read over the comments here for a few different solutions Ghost page showing in google analytics?
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DustinG Premium Plus
Thank you!
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sarazoldan Premium
Wow! I'd love to hear the answer!

(For all those haters who hate this response - and I usually do too - sorry, but I mean it!)
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DustinG Premium Plus
Haha...just commenting to follow the responses. I do that too! No worries ;)
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sarazoldan Premium
Lol!
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