Akismet Trackback Spam Ban Lifted!

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  • Written on: January 15th, 2009

As I explained in yesterday’s post, Akismet banned me from posting comments on WordPress blogs because of my use of a trackback spam tool I tested out a few months ago.

After some searching, I found one other blogger who suggested simply contacting Akismet if you feel you were wrongly blacklisted.

While I definitely deserved some punishment for trying to exploit the trackback system, I had been “clean” form spam-like activities for a long time and had been working diligently for months to restore my blog’s honor in the eyes of Akismet.

Could a simple email be the answer I had been looking for?

In fact, it was. I used the contact form on the Akismet website to submit a “I have a support or feature request” service ticket. I was completely honest in my email where I explained what happend and asked for the penalty to be lifted.

Block Tor List WordPress Spammers

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  • Written on: August 18th, 2008

Almost all comment and trackback spam that make it through Akismet originate from a Tor Proxy IP. Block them all in 7 easy steps

“Contact Them” Spam Software Hits my Inbox – Promises $4,800/month!

  • Comments: 1
  • Written on: May 1st, 2008

I am always interested in new ways to monetize my blog and make money online. Yesterday I received an email that peeked my interest. It appeared to be highly personalized, specific to my blog, and was very complimentary about my writing and traffic levels. A lesser person might have been suckered.

iPhone Delete Multiple Email Problem Solved

  • Comments: 12
  • Written on: March 20th, 2008

Long story short, I figured it out and here is how you can experience the pure joy of checking email on your iPhone, avoiding almost all spam, AND as a special bonus have everything you do on your iPhone synchronized with your Outlook email client in REAL TIME matter where you are in the world!

King of Spam High Volume Email Deployment Defends Business

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  • Written on: November 1st, 1999

What makes this video so funny is you realize how incredibly stupid this man is. I know my inbox will probably explode with \/iagra offers for posting this, but if you laugh as hard as I did when I watched it, it will be worth it 🙂

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