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Banning Due To SPAM and no response

Posted on | September 24, 2010 | 4 Comments

Every day, I get at least 10 human submitted e-mails through my contact form that promise my blog can become #1 on the Internet. I’m sorry, and I don’t want to offend my visitors from India, but this is very typical for ISP’s in India. So long as a client pays and doesn’t attract government attention, let them do what they do .. seems to be the motto of that company. Every time it comes not only from another IP, but a whole new /20. Thankfully, their IP ranges are reversed.

In 24 hours, if is your ISP, some parts of this web site will not work. I’m sorry, I have no other recourse.

I have contacted the listed abuse e-mail for no less than ten times in two  months. Radio silence.

Eat my string-matching fu, you spamming (but hard working) call center agents!


4 Responses to “Banning Due To SPAM and no response”

  1. Joshua Kehn
    October 15th, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

    Sorry to hear that, I don’t get comment abuse but my Fail2Ban logs sure do fill quickly with a rather wide variety of foreign IP’s.

  2. Arindam Chakraborty
    July 5th, 2011 @ 5:45 pm

    I have done the same: used filters to block any email containing “”. Blocking IPs is as much a waste of time as contacting any ISP. I know that is a harsh step but I really don’t like all these SEO spammers (oh yeah, I am from India too and also an SEO guy; thankfully I don’t use airtel myself) and after getting 100s of emails like that I HAD to do it!

  3. Arindam Chakraborty
    July 5th, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    On a sidenote: I see wp ajax edit comments works very well on your blog. I have never been successful with it. Curious: what version of the plugin are you using? (I know they have gone paid now)

  4. tinkertim
    July 11th, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

    @Arindam – I use version, however I had the plugin installed a long time before it went proprietary. It still receives the occasional update, though. If you want a copy of it (as my version is still open), I’d be happy to tar it up.

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