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Filed in: Spam.

Heh, one of the many spammers I've reported on dropped by and left a comment. Unfortunately he did it from a blacklisted IP address, so it ended up in the spam bin. Basically it was:

:) Hello from scrimak

You can read more about him on Spamhuntress' Scrim page.

I haven't actually had much spam recently, due to the fact that most of the spam scripts are still hitting and ignoring the redirect*, and also because of some decoy comment forms I have on my pages. So far I've had a grand total of one spam even reach SpamLookup.

* Speaking of which, how do I tell aggregators like Google Feedfetcher and Tailrank to stop hitting the old URL? Apparently a permanent redirect status is not enough.

Posted April 24, 2007 8:07 PM


Ah, Google Feedfetcher. It still hits a URL on one of my sites that hasn't worked for half a year - and being on Dreamhost, I can't get it to work again either. It's a path that lies under /stats/, which is hard-coded into the server as the protected web statistics page, which can't be disabled.

Redirects didn't do the trick either. I expect I'll just have to ignore it, like the countless failed spam requests to my long-deleted guestbook.

Posted by: Arancaytar | April 25, 2007 1:32 AM

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