A Cure for Comment Spam

In my last blog post I wrote about the comment spam plugin called "Bad Behavior", which has been working great on my WordPress blog to stop spam, but then suddenly my blog began to get hit with comment spam getting past the Bad Behavior program! Ugh!

All the spam that was coming through was for prescription drugs links, and I was baffled as to why my blog was suddenly once again a victim of the spam, and why it appeared the Bad Behavior program was perhaps failing.

Investigating the situation further I decided to take a close look at the names and email addresses of those who had registered to comment on my blog. Bingo! What I discovered was too obvious to be a coincidence! Would you believe there was actually a user registered who had an email address with the word "pill" as part of the email address! WTHeck, how obvious was that? I should have noticed that one sooner!

In this case the cure to fry the comment spam was to remove the suspicious looking email address and registered user, and once again my blog is now free of comment spam, and Bad Behavior is behaving perfectly again!

The simple lesson to learn here is to check the names and email addresses of those who register to comment. Removing a suspicious user just made put a stop to further spam. At least, that's what worked for me!

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