May 18, 2004

Incoming spam

I just had a really odd experience. My mail program was open, and I started receiving a lot of mail, all directed to my blog comments folder. Anybody who reads this site knows I tend to average two comments per post if I'm lucky, so watching 98 (98!!) roll into that folder was disconcerting. I immediately went over to Jay Allen's Comment Spam Clearinghouse and got the latest copy of the Blacklist file, opened up my local blacklist, and imported the new version. To my surprise, however, none of the current spam was covered by it. Fortunately it was all coming from the same address, so I was able to add the originating URL to my new copy of the list and get rid of them easily, but...

The most distressing part of this was that the originating server address had been cannibalized from a site I know; I promptly sent off a message to warn the owner. I shudder to think how much hassle may ensue for the proprietor.

Posted by Linkmeister at May 18, 2004 11:47 AM

I hate spam. It just makes life so frustrating sometimes. I hope you've solved your problem.


Posted by: cassie-b at May 18, 2004 01:12 PM

I just came across this

Posted by: Penny Farthing at May 19, 2004 02:59 AM