Tumblr spam problem.
So recently my Tumblr began posting spam about free headphones and free McDonalds and I changed my password about 30 times but it still happens. After doing some research I found out that you can post to Tumblr from a generated email that they supply but sometimes they can become infected or get hijacked from the Tumblr server.
So here’s what I did in steps.
- Go into blog settings for the blog that is posting Spam.
- Find your “Post by email” generated email and click reset.
- That email should have regenerated to another random account.
- Click save and exit.
- Go into account settings and reset your password.
If you have anyone on your follow list or know anyone with this spam problem link them to this post as I hope it will work, we can try eh?
Thanks for all your messages alerting me to the problem, since I had my Facebook and Twitter linked to this blog it has made my other accounts on other social networks suffer.
Tumblr Beats Headphones Spam
There is a spam post going around on Tumblr in which there is a picture of a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre headphones, and the author of the blog claiming that the headphones “just arrived this morning”, after they took part in a survey. The post tells you to click on a link which would take you to the survey.
Please do not click on that link. It’s a shortened link, which then redirects you to another page, which takes over your Tumblr blog, and the spam then gets posted on your own blog many times over.
Some people are saying that changing their theme gets rid of it. If nothing else is working, try that and see if it stops the spam.
Please reblog this post and let people know.