Comment Spam | November 3, 2003

As some of you may know, while I was away I got mildly hit by comment spam. A few of you were kind enough to email me suggestions on how to combat this, and after some playing around, I decided to settle on MT-Blacklist.

I chose the MT-Blacklist option because it seemed like the easiest solution to install. It didn't require any other MT plug-ins or template hacks which was great..

I did need have to get my host to install a perl module (Storable.pm) but was impressed that they did so with little or no fuss. And so my little comment spam filter is now merrily working away in the background and has already picked up it's first bit of comment spam. Horah!

So thanks to oli for pointing me in the direction of MT-Blacklist and thanks to Jay Allen for taking the time to put it together for the good of the blogging community.

Posted at November 3, 2003 7:55 PM

Comments

Tim said on November 4, 2003 9:08 AM

I had the same problem, but my host wouldn’t install Storable.pm yet. So I installed MT-Bayesian instead, which didn’t have any unmet dependencies, and I haven’t had any comment spam since. I haven’t had any normal comments either, though ;)

Rich said on November 4, 2003 11:05 AM

I combine a number of public blacklists together, including my own. There’s links to them on my post on the subject: http://www.clagnut.com/blog/247/