Spammers

I finally took some more measures to deal with comment spam on this blog. I’m fed up wasting time clearing up after people have spammed my website, and regexp blacklisting wasn’t a perfect solution. So hopefully the new measures will help more.

I have tweaked the RSS feed so that it included an HTML version, so links should work. For some reason, old entries have appears as if they were new. I don’t intend to make any more changes, so it’s a one-off.

On the subject of spam, I changed where nobugs.org email gets delivered to nearly two months ago. Yet I still get spam to the old server. I’d have expected all DNS caches to be well and truely flushed by now, so I can only assume that spammers are keeping track of mail server IP address, or have their DNS caches set up with huge long expiry times. Very strange.

1 thought on “Spammers”

  1. Small web – I remember Yoz from playing on the Mornington Crescent server he set up.

    Is spammers hanging onto officially expired mail server IP addresses really so strange? They are successfully delivering one more copy of their payload to your good self as a result, after all.

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