July 21, 2011

Spam

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Most, if not all of you at some point have received your fair share of spam, and i don’t mean the meat.  Now spam comes in multiple formats and delivery methods.  You’ve got your get cheap drugs spam, dietary supplement spam, pornographic spam, the “enlarge/increase ….” spam.  Something for everyone.

With the popularity of social media, spammers have just multiplied their medium.  I normally completely ignore it, but this past week, i happen to reply to a friend over twitter regarding IPhone and Google + topic.  I happened to mention the word IPhone in my tweet, and within seconds my name started popping up in mentions about winning free iphones, get a free iphone, etc.

 

The other kind of spam that has been hitting me lately is WordPress comment spam. I receive on average 5 to 6 spam comments a day. I have it setup to auto-moderate the comments, and hold them in a queue before publishing.  Its a minor inconvenience, but still.  I understand that spammers are playing the numbers ( 1 percent of 1 percent of spam is actually clicked on, so the more they send out, the better their chances.

On that topic, anyone have a good comment filtering solution for wordpress?

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