Spam comments within 48 hours?!

Impressively, the first couple of spam comments appeared in the moderation queue about half an hour ago. Why am I impressed? Because I hardly got any comments for 18 months, and have already had 2 genuine comments today – maybe that’s attracted some attention! I had very few problems with pMachine, probably because it wasn’t powering many blogs so it wasn’t worth the effort on the part of the spammers! There’s probably more scripts aimed at hitting blogs powered by WordPress which isn’t much fun.

So, have set SpamKarma2 to munch any more! I already have links through to Spammers Be Gone and Spam Poison for scripts that harvest e-mail addresses. Which is nice.

If you’re trying to comment (really, you are?!), you might get asked to enter a pretty captcha if it’s not sure what you’re up to, otherwise let me know if there are any problems.


Senior Content Development for Microsoft writing about Azure virtual machines. Occasionally I play video games.

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2 comments on “Spam comments within 48 hours?!
  1. Internet Explorer 6.0 Windows XP

    Someone else below asked this already about antispam scripts.
    I am getting nailed with Spam on my website mails and in our blog website – now its offline too

    much spam. Is there anyway to stop this? If not, there really isn’t any point in leaving it up

    and active. Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for help, Keep up the good work. Greetings from Poland

  2. fouldsy says:
    Mozilla Firefox Mac OS

    I’ve found Spam Karma 2 to be very effective, stopping about half a dozen spam comments a day now. Minimal configuration, and gives you the fall back option of moderating comments manually that it can’t work out for itself.

    Akismet is also in use on a couple of other blogs I work with and that seems very similar. Both free, but I think Akismet then works back off a central database of black listed IP addresses, sites, etc. so on large volume sites, might be more useful than letting Spam Karma 2 having to go through moderating comments that would be blacklisted and thus require minimal processing as with Akismet.

    Hope you do get things sorted!

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