[wp-hackers] Spam results

Mark Jaquith mark.wordpress at txfx.net
Sat Dec 4 01:41:36 UTC 2004

Right now I'm using:

a) comprehensive blacklist
b) checking MX records of e-mail address domains (no 
blah at awefawefawefwef.com)
c) checking all URIs against public spam domain blacklists
d) checking IP against IP blacklist (open proxy blacklist)
e) Links limit set at 1
f) if comment goes into moderation, user is redirected to a CAPTCHA 
where they can approve the comment themselves by proving their humanity.

Many of those things were rolled into Dave's Spam Karma, which is 
probably the best option for most people.

Matt Mullenweg wrote:

> I'm curious what spam methods are working best for everyone? I see 
> lots of comments people saying they're using something but not many 
> saying what's working. Namely, what would be the best methods to roll 
> in? Obviously something like captcha doesn't fit the WP philosophy, 
> but some of the other approaches (scoring comments, better management 
> of floods, auto-closing) I think could be very effective even when 
> mass-deployed. Thoughts?

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