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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Unwanted email.

I'm sorry about the Captcha on the comments. I hate it, too. But with Comment Moderation on, evaluating the comments was turning into a daily part-time job. I had been throwing the email notifications of spam into a folder in my email, and just now deleted the contents of that box. I had to keep doing it, 200 emails at a time. I deleted over 1200 emails, from a very short period of uninterrupted bot-hosting. Each one of those, I opened, read, denied for my blog, and moved to a folder. Too much work. That's why I have the Turing test, to prove that you breathe and think on your own before you submit a comment. Sorry to make you work for it.

While I was in my email, I looked in the Spam folder for the first time in a LONG time. One was from an email with my own moniker in it, and I idly opened it. This is what popped up:
Good day my new friend!
I for the first time try such a way of dialogue, and I really don't know what to tell right now even though I understand that this first message have greater importance. My name is
Lubov. I look for the friend on the web. I liked your
form. And I decided to write to you. On the Internet I did not
communicate earlier. My friend told to me to communicate on the
Internet. Now I decided to find the friend. I Hope we will
communicate. Then communication can outgrow in that bigger))).
Thanks for time found by you! I am wait your answer!
My mail box l_[redacted]
Your new girlfriend Lubov.
I picture it being spoken in the voice of a female Latka Gravas.  Man, I should write her back, and let her down easy, and tell her that I'm married.

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At Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:06:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Switch to Wordpress and use Akismet.

In January 2013 it stopped over 11,000 spam comments with a 99.99% accuracy rate and zero effort on my part.

At Wednesday, March 06, 2013 11:09:00 AM, Blogger Matt G said...

But that involves moving.
And everyone hates moving.

At Wednesday, March 06, 2013 2:37:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

I'm trying to figure out what to do also...

At Wednesday, March 06, 2013 4:15:00 PM, Anonymous Evyl Robot Michael said...

Before Akismet, I practically made a regular meme out of breaking up with spambot girls.

At Thursday, March 07, 2013 7:49:00 AM, Blogger Bob said...

Just switch the settings to prohibit anonymous commenting. If someone wants to post a comment badly enough, logging in using Google + or the other options available is much easier than the Turing test. I did this some time ago and have had no problems with spam since.

At Saturday, March 09, 2013 6:47:00 PM, OpenID lettersfromthestreet said...

I'm sure you know there was a female Latka Gravas: Simca, played by the wonderful Carol Kane.


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