Spam Blacklisting

George posted about the new version of MT-Blacklist. I have experienced people posting spam to my blog. It is the usual routine where the message says “great site, check out this link for another great site.” I find it distasteful and annoying so I manually delete these comments.

I checked out the automated blacklist tool recently and was a bit concerned about it. If you check out the compatibilty list here you find that it is not compatible with “mod_perl.” I am assuming they are referring to the pearl module used with Apache. (Though I could be wrong.) If this is the case, then I am out of luck since I am running the Perl module. I am thinking about installing it anyway to test it, but am just a bit nervous because I do not want to spend a bunch of time trying to reverse this if it screws something up with either MT or Apache.

Does anyone have any idea about this?

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2 thoughts on “Spam Blacklisting”

  1. My site (or even better, the support email address in the docs you pointed to) probably would have been a better
    place to ask this, but I stumbled across it anyway.

    It won’t break anything if you have mod_perl installed. It just simply won’t work. You can uninstall go about your
    day happily if it doesn’t work.

  2. I have to admit i’m only using version 1.5, but there is no apparent problem turning it on and off.

    I still wish it worked with mod_perl. You’d think there are enough people wanting it, and enough people knowning
    mod_perl that something might be done.

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