I got a pile of spam from some asshat—”aaa@aaa.com”, at—linking to a bunch of shitty epinions and other ad sites today. This was on top of two other douchebags who tried to game my site to link back to someplace else earlier in the day. Stephen had written something a few weeks back about installing a plugin for MT called spamlookup, which promises to help screen comments whenever the shit starts flying. I don’t use Trackbacks, which is one reason, I think, that I haven’t been hit harder in the past, but I guess it’s only a matter of time for everything. I’ll report back when I see some results (if any.)

Update: I got eighteen more hits from this same dick over the course of the last 12 hours, from varying IP addresses. Spamlookup only caught one, which looked different from the rest.

Date posted: August 4, 2005 | Filed under geek | 1 Comment »

One Response to Set Phasers On Kill.

  1. Stephen says:

    Ah yes, the comment/trackback spammers. So far, I’ve managed to surpress them on my site, using a variety of methods (mostly for the trackbacks). For the comments it was easier: I started using Typekey authentication. Sure some people don’t like signing up for things on the web, but neither do spammers, and SixApart (makers of Typekey, MovableType, etc., for anyone reading wondering who they are) is a fantastic company with an excellent privacy policy. I have never once gotten an email from them, directly or indirectly, as a result of signing up. Not even to promote their own services, which is very impressive; most companies can’t resist that temptation. And it’s pretty seemless integration in MovableType configuration too.

    Good luck!