Blog Spamming

Progress on the RBL module for PolarBlog can't come soon enough…

Happily until a few months ago I saw very little blog spamming here.  In the past couple of months it began to pickup with the last couple of weeks being particularly brutal.  This culminated in getting hit with 160+ messages in one blast last week.  I found a couple of patterns in who was hitting me.  Most notably if the RBL was done it would be blocking nearly all of it.  In the meantime I've hacked a quick fix in that blocks some of the common keywords I've been seeing.  If you're a PolarBlog user and want and/or need the fix, you can email me and I'll send it to you.  I'm sorry if you are enduring the new found love that these assholes have for PolarBlog.  But the reality of the situation is that I'm basically a one man operation who's real job has run his life over.  Thus I've spent very little time working on any of my personal software projects.  I just wish these assholes would realize that although inconvenient, it only takes me a minute to delete their spam.  Generally it's only going to be on my site for a matter of minutes.
April 18, 2006 @ 07:52 am | Category:
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