Comment spam

· Editorial

Andrew, no worries. Just a reminder.
Hey, everyone should know that comments generate email notification sent only to the author of the given post, so we won’t know about each other’s comments unless we happen to click the comment links on the blog and read them ourselves.
I’ve got MT-blacklist installed on this server, so comments come with a link for automatically deleting them. If anyone needs help on how to use MT-blacklist, let me know. It’s fairly straightforward, but lately the comment spammers have been using legitimate URLs (fda.gov, microsoft.com) to test the boundaries of our filters. In those cases, still delete the spam, still ban the IP, but be careful not to include the legitimate URLs on the blacklist.