How to prevent bots creating fake subscibers to newsletter list ? They are making direct GET / POST requests to /customer/account/create/ and /newsletter/subscriber/new/

"GET /customer/account/create/ HTTP/1.1" 200 82432 "-" "-"
"POST /newsletter/subscriber/new/ HTTP/1.1" 302 3874 "-" "-"

If i try to subscribe with curl it does not work, but somehow bots can still create subscribers

curl 'https://shop.com/newsletter/subscriber/new/' --data 'email=example@example.com'

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1 Answer 1


You can use the newsletter subscription confirmation feature in Magento. Enable this from:

admin-login >> System >> Configuration >> Customer >> Newsletter >> select Yes from Need to confirm drop-down option.

I hope this will help you.

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