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This annoying MT comments spam problem is killing me! So until I can figure out how to install the MT Blacklist program, I’ve closed off my comments. I am available on email (if you look hard enough on the right hand side, you should find it somewhere)…

Update: Have installed Jay Allen’s Blacklist and deleted over 300 spam messages. Am hoping it’s going to keep these evil people away…

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  1. You might want to take a look at:

    http://www.movabletype.org/news/2004_01.shtml#000882

    They have the simplest and the most effective (albeit manual) way of managing your comments. Open for selective topic-wise comment that you’d really like to hear from people reading; and close of adding comments on all old topics. It’s lengthy but, will keep you focussed only on the open (latest/current) one =)

    Cheers.

  2. Oh, I forgot: do upgrade your MT version. They found some flaws in older MT (specifically XML-RPC – that allows comment spamming). Hope this reduces the number – if not all.

  3. Chetan: Ohhhh! Just when I thought it was all over 🙁 Installing and upgrading stuff is definitely not something I enjoy doing.

  4. Patrix said it all: these are the hassles of going “independent”.. us in the laps of big boys are safe from all this 🙂

  5. Update your MT install. From 2.63 to current, its 2.66. They are brining out an alpha version 3, participate in teh testing 😛

  6. Hey – there is one neat way to kill spam. Download this little tool called Magic Mail Monitor (http://www.geeba.org/magic/) and preview all your email. This little tool is POP3 email checker (does not work for services like Hotmail, Yahoo, etc.) that downloads the subject of all your messages. You can quickly delete all the unwanted messages from the server before going through the rigmorale of deleting them locally.

    Yes – there are many more ways to kill SPAM. But this is one good way to the list.

    Tass.

    P.S. Nice blog site:) Check mine out at http://tassadar.rediffblogs.com and let me know your thought. Just a little warning – I am a newbie at this so please be patient 🙂

  7. Hi Anita, I came to ur blog from Amar’s. When ur blog loaded on my explorer I realized suddenly I arrived at ocean why? because I am new to this world.

  8. MadMan says

    Happy Birthday in advance!

    (Sorry, tomorrow is a Friday and I’m probably going to be too busy to remember. 🙂

  9. U haven’t been as regular as u said u are 😛 But I can see you have been busy 😉 wanna trade places 😉

    Cheers

  10. Patrix: The pains of being an ‘independent’! But having been on both sides, I must say that I enjoy being where I am!

    Thanks Olive!

    SP: Yes, will definitely check out the upgrade.

    Tass: Thanks for all the helpful hints and will definitely check out your site!

    Tarun: Hope you’re finding your way around the ocean and not getting drowned 🙂

    Madman: Thanks for the advance greetings. Also, making you the first one to wish me!

    Ashu: You got me there! But I’ve been busy. Really!

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