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September 29, 2004

Insane Amount of Weblog Comment Spam

I was feeling all good about having done some work and getting my email spam considerably down and no sooner did I feel good than I started to get hammered with weblog comment spam.

Part of the problem is that I like to leave comments on for my entire history of posts, I've gotten some interesting comments weeks after posting, but I've got to slow the spam down a bit so I added this to my nightly cron:

/usr/bin/mysql -e "update mt_entry set entry_allow_comments = 0 where to_days(entry_modified_on) < to_days(now()) - 30" mikeblog
In essence it turns off comments after 30 days. Will have to see how much that helps, I haven't even looked around to see what other folks are doing about spam in MT 3.0.

Posted by mike at September 29, 2004 7:46 AM