I Got Blog Spammed!

This blog was flooded with over two hundred comments this morning. Those messages contained mostly urls pointing to domains with the co.uk suffix which in turn were redirects for sites promoting online gambling, pharmaceuticals and porn. It took me nearly one hour to clear all the offending messages with MT-Blacklist. I was wondering why it was taking such a long time for MT-Blacklist to clean up only to realise that each time it despammed some messages, it would also rebuild all the pages. Unlike Movabletype, MT-Blacklist does not have a status indicator for the progress of the rebuilding process. After turning off the rebuild function, it was all a breeze. After I have removed all the spams, I rebuilt the blog with Movabletype. Spammers have the most devious ways in clogging up mailboxes with useless junk and now they have found even more avenues to ply their wares. I strongly recommend MT-Blacklist to anyone who is using Movabletype to reduce the occurrences of blog spamming.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

6 thoughts on “I Got Blog Spammed!”

  1. Hi Peter
    How annoying :(, nothing i hate more than sum1 leaving a comment that links to porn or vulgar stuff .Anyway hope ya feeling better,it was a pleasure to chat with you, tcz

  2. Sweetspirit,
    It was nice chatting with you too. The fever is tapering off, I hope. Well, at least I am feeling better today as compared to yesterday.

    Spam is really annoying. Every morning, I have to clear at least thirty such mails and they keep coming in throughout the day. The filter helps but many still get through. We all know how creative these spammers can be. There is nothing much I can do with those that get through except delete them manually.

  3. they just find the most creative ways to spam. i’ve got more than 3500 spam mails in my yahoo account in the span of two weeks 😀 (it was an experiemnt) ehhe

  4. wow! blog spam eh? so there is such a thing. poor you, peter, extra work for you. well so far so good for my blog… nothing yet. however my email (jaring and tm.net) everyday filled with more than 50 spams! yesterday it was close to 100! so geram!! luckily i use g-lock spam combat to swap the spams before downloading them from the server… but still must do work (and waste time) from spam combat. sad thing that there’s no way to stop spams. 🙁

  5. Lucia,
    Whatever spam blocking programs we use, you can be sure the spammers are one step ahead of us. Welcome to the Internet! 😀

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