[drupal-devel] Dealing with spam (was rel=nofollow)

Morbus Iff morbus at disobey.com
Thu Jan 20 14:13:52 UTC 2005

> Why closed?

See my followup - since your blacklist is public knowledge to both trusted 
folks and untrusted folks, you're giving up the very information that you 
don't want spammers to know: how to get past your filters.

> What benefit to spammers get from seeing the list? They know their site is
> blacklisted and buy a new domain? It'll soon be blacklisted again, plus
> baysean (sp) filtering in Drupal may keep the new one off anyway.

One purchase from a piece of spam mail sent to 100,000 users creates 
enough profit to buy a new domain, yes, and when you can buy 'em for less 
than $10, this doesn't really scale. The cost is not prohibitive enough.

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