Spam Reduction revisited

Posted by @ 8:30 pm on Saturday 6th June, 2009.
Categories: Plugins, Site update

Last month I went into some detail about the measures that I've taken to reduce the amount of comment-spam. Despite all of the protection in force, a few hardy YSMs have managed to get through the barricade. Not many, and not a lot to be worried about.

Nevertheless, there's no harm in strengthening the defences.

The upshot of this is that for the last week or so I've been trying out the WP-SpamFree plugin and I can confirm that it's caught every scrap of spam since installation. It's got a few nice bells and whistles such as logging options and the facility to set up safe contact form (I'm not using this yet), so it's worth a look-see.

Just how long it'll take for the malevolents to figure a way around it remains to be seen, so I'll keep you posted.

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2 Responses to “Spam Reduction revisited”

  1. Hello. I am from Nigeria. You have won an new garden shed. Please send me the transport fees and a shall send to you it.

  2. BG! says:

    It is with great regret that I have to inform you that I will not be claiming my prize shed. My experiences with Nigerian sheds are not good - I have come to the conclusion that the mud-walls are not suited to our maritime climate.

    I don't want to appear ungrateful, so I would like to offer the prize shed to the lucky person who was the runner-up in your competition. I understand that the second prize was a goat. Maybe an exchange could be arranged?

    Please send me your PayPal account details so that I can send you the import and quarantine fees.

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