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03 October 2005

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Lee

I'm not sure what spam system Ben Hamilton implemented for me, but I get all my spam blocked. There are various algorithms the software uses to check for potential spam, it then quarantines the post and lets me know via email of its existence, giving me the option in that same email of deleting or approving.

More power to WordPress, it would seem! {smile}

Patrick

I have two systems in effect to battle comment and trackback spamming on my blog.

1. b2evolution has a great anti-spam system that downloads updates from a central list and blocks any comments and trackbacks with links (i.e. not words alone) that are banned.

2. I analyzed the logfiles on my server and found what kind of user-agents the spammers use, and consequently blocked them with rules in a .htaccess-file. This and the fact that I've blocked IP-addresses and IP-ranges that known notorious spammers use, makes the total amount of trackback spam zero.

A couple of hundred requests a day are being blocked and referrer spammers are being sent back to where they say they're from.

My point is that there ARE simple solutions to blocking spam.

Patrick

Oh, and for some reason I'm not allowed to use a trailing slash (/) in my blog url...fyi, thought you should know.

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