Spam like the plague

I have been having a serious problem with spam of late. Practically every day this week I have had to delete comment and trackback spam. And not just a couple. Some days it was in the hundreds even with MT Blacklist. It got so bad it was causing server issues.

So I decided to take desperate measures. I have removed the trackback capability on this blog. I did the same thing on my personal blog where things were worse. I hope this solves the problem.

We now return to our regular programming . . .

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I work in communications and public affairs. I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can while still spending time with my wife and two kids (and cheering on the Pittsburgh Steelers and Michigan Wolverines during football season).

One thought on “Spam like the plague

  1. I had the same problem on a MT blog using Blacklist. What fixed it was a captcha (where the commenter has to enter numbers/letters to prove they are human). There was one James Seng developed that even *I* got working. http://james.seng.cc/archives/000145.html

    I had to modify blacklist too though, but my comments problem cleared up like that. (I’ve since become a WordPress person).

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