Introducing the spammers messages.
Your blog is very new, I like! I would like you to update it often! I like your recent posts. You obviously have a natural ability to blog!
– By some s.o.a.b*
Good post! I plan to move into this stuff after I’m done with school, as most of it is time consuming. It’s a great post to reference back to. My blog needs more time to gain in popularity anyway
-By another s.o.a.b*
This is a great article. I’m new to blogging but still learning. Thanks for the great resource.
-By another s.o.a.b*
This is great! It really shows me where to expand my blog. I think that sometime in the future I might try to write a book to go along with my blog, but we will see…Good post with useful tips and ideas
-By another s.o.a.b*
*s.o.a.b = Son of a female dog 🙂
Checking the comments I saw 4 new comments and they were all spams. I need to activate Akismet to deal with the spammers. Do not forget to share your spam comments.
Edit by Inf: redacted the swears! 😀
Also, it seems we have new kinds of spam comments now. Those s.o.b of spammers are very crafty! They put a legit message in the body, and then, put their links as the URL field. This effectively kills the protection offered by most spam-detection plugins.
I’ll put Akismet up today, to see what it can do. Let’s hope for the best. And my greatest F.U to all the spammers out there! F.U S.O.B’s!
Today is my last day at work at Vinivi. Kind of I have completed everything I had to do albeit I took more time I normally would have done these “things”. Just approved 2 comments and I thought, “lets see the stats for the number of spam comments blocked”.
21,257 Spam Comments Blocked
What are your current spam count?
A definition of spam from Wikipedia.
Spam is the abuse of electronic messaging systems (including most broadcast media, digital delivery systems) to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately. While the most widely recognized form of spam is e-mail spam, the term is applied to similar abuses in other media: instant messaging spam, Usenet newsgroup spam, Web search engine spam, spam in blogs, wiki spam, online classified ads spam, mobile phone messaging spam, Internet forum spam, junk fax transmissions, social networking spam, and file sharing network spam.
An example of a Spam Comment as outlined by the SecuriTeam Blog
Your topic %TITLE% was interesting when I found it on %DAY% searching for %KEYWORD%. Thanks, %URL%…
Some Links of Interest:
- What is Comment Spam
- Preventing Comment Spam (From Google)
- How to Stop Comment Spam
- Comment Spam (Six Apart)
You might also be interested in Protecting yourself against Plagiarism.
Note: This is in no way material to protect yourself against comment spam.
After being absent for 3 days, I check my Hotmail inbox, and what do I see? SPAM!
My usually clean inbox is filled with 34 NEW spam mails, coming somewhere from here: “explorerscomputerjm”
I googled the address, and found a domain “explorerscomputerjm.com”.
But then, while opening some of the spam mails*, one of the people said:
Guys, this email turned up in my inbox earlier. Not sure where it started but all I know is that by responding to it and asking to be removed from the mailing list it appears to be spreading like wildfire. If you get this email please DO NOT press the reply button. I suspect that if you do it will just keep replicating itself in everyone’s mailbox, even though their email address does not appear in the list of recipients.
*Yes, I know I shouldn’t open spam mails, specially those with attachments. I was extra careful. 🙂
I use this hotmail address sparingly, and I do not know from where all the spam is coming from. I’m suspecting something involved with Windows Live Messenger. Possibly a virus or spyware. I’m currently running an antivirus scan, and an anti-spyware scan. Results pending. I’ll update this post soon.
I’m going to follow my own advice about spam mails, that is to never reply to one. Let’s see what happens. I definitely HATE spam! :/
Updates: Good luck for me! There was actually no spyware or virus on my machine. The spam mails stopped. I didn’t get anything new, from the time I took the shot. I still don’t know how the spammers got my email.
Happy birthday to you SPAM! :/
Yes folks. SPAM will be 30 years old tomorrow (3rd May), as reported by The Register!
Junk mail has been littering our email boxes and all of the Internets for 30 long years now, annoying you with the infamous buy XYZ products, specially viagra, and the enlargement of a certain organ in the male body among many other things. In the past, cleaning the clutter was a whole new level of pain and boredom, where you thought of all particularly painful and abusive torture you could inflict on the spammers, while cleaning your inbox. Today, that task is mostly handled by spam filters.
So… to commemorate the 30 years of that monstrosity called spam, let’s see some ways to fight it, so it doesn’t make it to its 40th birthday! :/
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