1 February 2005
We write to a "service" provider
Someone trying to post links to online-poker.psextreme.com has been spamming my Web site all morning; I have had to remove approximately two dozen of these annoyances.
If this subdomain is not under your control, perhaps you should see to it that it becomes so; whoever is using it is an irresponsible parasite.
If this subdomain *is* under your control, I trust you to do the right thing and put an end to this sort of activity.
If not, well, there are laws....cgh
(Sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, Dimension Publishing, 1175 Chess Drive Suite EM, Foster City, CA 94404, US, Phone: 650-372-0942)
Posted at 8:05 AM to Outgoing Mail
Welcome aboard; WordPress-powered sites have been getting online-poked for a while now. I seem to have eradicated him, though.
It's been happening to Eternity Road, too, Charles. I think I'm going to poison his domain name cache, hit him with a ping storm, and see how he likes it.
I got a lot of those this morning too ("online-poker" and "texas-holdem") -- along with about an equal number subdomained on an easycheat-dot-com (or variant) URL.
ExpressionEngine has a blacklist module that actually worked as advertised this time, automatically stripping almost 150 trackback spams from my blog as soon as I blacklisted "psxtreme" and "easycheat."
I had to make the comments on my Nucleus-powered blog members-only (with instant registration -- we'll see how long that lasts...) because of comment spammers from online-poker and some mortgage loan place. The latter in particular devestated an entire Saturday.
Woke up to 120 of these in trackback this morning. Funny thing is, suddenly I'm intrigued and feel a need to purchase their product / service.
I got hit, too, and I'd even gone to the trouble of changing the name of my trackback script very recently.
I was bombarded too, but it'll do him no good since trackbacks are not visible in my archived posts, which were the only ones he hit.
Let us know if you got a response from the host. I'd like to see what they have to say.