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Message board spam!

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I'm shocked! The NZDWFC general message board got a spam post! Usually spammers don't bother because the forums are blocked from search engines. Of course the anti-spam measures in the board software caught it before it could appear on the site.

The URLs spammed included a smattering of, some MSN spaces, a rapidforum, a bravenet guestbook, a Chinese wiki, and a number of subdomains on and Both of these domains are registered to one Jar Duchovni who claims to live on 127 Duane St, New York, but the IP address the spam came from appears to be in Israel (on Don't know any more information on this spammer, other than he seems to be spamming mainly guestbooks and message boards.

Posted May 16, 2006 10:58 PM


As you know I work in a peripherally IT role (in that I manage the content for retail websites), but even so I just simply cannot fathom the motivations behind most spammers.

I understand (but abhor) spam that's trying to sell something and/or con people into parting with their money - the motivation there is financial gain, clear and simple, but what's with all the spam (which seems to be in the majority) where the body text is just nonsensical garbage, or seemingly a block of cut and pasted random text?


Posted by: Paul Scoones | May 17, 2006 10:56 AM

I suspect what may be happening with those is that they've attached the actual spam part as rich text, and some mail server along the way is helpfully stripping out the rich text part. That or the spammers are simply incompetant and forgot to include any links. :)

Posted by: Alden Bates | May 17, 2006 11:41 AM

Im getting spammed by the same asshole. Id did some looking into things and came up with the same information.

Jar Duchovni
127 Duane St
New York, NY

+1 12129750238

Posted by: DetectorX | July 30, 2006 12:06 PM

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