May 30, 2006

More Comment Spam Configuration

So I've discovered that by increasing my comment spam filter's aggressiveness by .1 I can eliminate nearly all spam (I was getting a whole bunch of spam which the filter scored at exactly 0 and referred to me for moderation, and it was clogging my email box like mad). The downside is that certain non-spam messages will also get junked, and MovableType will direct the user to a page that says the comment was 'held for moderation' rather than junked. When I get a chance (probably next week) I'll work on getting a more accurate message up there. For now keep in mind that the most common mistake of the spam filter is this: if you have never commented on this blog with your email address before (or if you do not enter an email address) and you put any links in your post (including linking your web-site in the 'URL' box), your comment will almost certainly be junked. Therefore, to avoid the spam filter, please do not include any links in your first post. Thanks.

Posted by Kenny at May 30, 2006 11:47 AM
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