I got my first comment spam attack today, which was incredibly annoying. Happily my comment software spotted the spamminess and refused to publish them.
Those of you who know me probably know that I’m rabidly anti-spam, I even have an anti-spam page on my site (not forgetting of course the spammified movie quotes!). So having another way for the spammers to attack me is frustrating to say the least.
I now have an ISP who uses RBL spam blocking. I have SpamAssassin running on my home machine to catch any stray spam emails that slip through. I have anti-spam measures in my blog commenting software. The MUD has code in place to stop chat spam. How much time and effort does this scourge cost us? How many lines of code have been written to save us from the flood?
The offender’s ISP has been notified, here’s hoping he gets a spanking.