[pmwiki-users] Spam help needed
nospam at eton.ca
Tue Mar 28 12:57:32 CST 2006
At 2006-03-28 01:37 PM -0500, David Spitzley is rumored to have said:
>Over the last week or so my website has become a target of a
>spammer, and I'm not sure what to do about it. I just checked one
>of the source files, and he's using dozens of different IP
>addresses, so I don't really have a lot to go on in blocking
>him. I'm currently using the mtblacklist recipe, but it ccurrently
>isn't blocking him. Any suggestions?
>Here's one of the affected pages:
The same spammer has been hammering my wiki for the last 2 weeks. I
have managed to defeat him so far. My advice:
1) Drop MTblacklist - you don't get to control the entries
2) Install Blocklist2 - email me privately for a short list of
keywords to get rid of this guy
2a) Use the mail notification feature to see how well it works!
3) Consider a simple edit password - on my site, the password on the
Guest pages is "please" and the password prompt even tells you that,
but the spammer is too stupid/lazy/impatient (choose one) to enter it
Blocking by IP for this guy is pointless - I have seen dozens of
different IPs, so I suspect it is a drove of zombies.
Blocking by key word or partial URL (there are not that many) is very
I would also suggest installing the Mailposts script so that you are
notified when someone is adding content to your site.
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