blujay Posted May 19, 2006 Share Posted May 19, 2006 I have a customized PHP guestbook scri_pt on a site of mine. Back in March it started getting hit by blog/guestbook spammers. Their stupid scripts put fake names and aliases in the name field, and stuff URLs in the comment field, and sometimes the "your web site" field too. Lately they've been making comments like, "Nice site, I like the design. Check out my site: http://...", which is really rude and annoying. It's easy enough to block; just deny any post that contains "http://" in it, and also put a select box on the form that asks, "Are you a human being? yes/no/blank", which defaults to blank. None of the spammers' scripts are smart enough to answer that question. I have the scri_pt set to e-mail me when it gets spammed, and I get the date/time, entire post, and the IP address it came from. What is the best way to deal with this? I've been getting hit by several IPs, but one of them has been going on for months. I've reported it to the ISP at least six times, and they always respond with a message saying that they can't tell me what they do about it...which is, of course, nothing. It seems to me that we need a "SpamCop" for this. There should be a common format for entering the data, and the "SpamCop" should parse it and report it to the ISP of the origin and the ISP of the site that's being spamvertised. Then it would be simple to have the blog/guestbook scri_pt report the spam posts in a common format that could be forwarded directly to the "SpamCop". With no "SpamCop" for this type of spam, it seems to me like a nice way for the spammers to avoid getting caught. Any ideas? I'm tired of manually reporting it every time, but I'm also tired of getting the spam. And I'm really annoyed at this ISP that ignores the ongoing spammer from the same IP address for months. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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