Tag Archive for "administration" - Everet Dale

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Death To Spam

December 6th, 2012 | Tags: ,

I’m on a mission. The forrest is thick, but I see the egde in site, and I believe soon I will be free of spam. I’m fighting the good fight on four fronts:

 

1) I’m using an invisible field in the forms of my website. By having a field on your form that is hidden through CSS and/or Javascript, humans will not fill out this field. Bots on the other hand will be reading the code and will fill this field out. Then its a matter of setting up the form so that filling this field out prevents the form from sending.

 

2) I’m using Thunderbirds abilities to deal with Spam. I would like to know more about this, but what I did was go into the Junk Settings inside of Account Settings, and configured it for maximum anti-spam aggression.

 

3) I’m using ev (at) everetdale.com rather than uh, the normal way of displaying an email address.

 

4) I’m using the Akismet wordpress plugin. This stops spam coming in through the comments feilds on my blog.

 

I’m also interested in blocking IP addresses. I actually don’t have a clue how to do this at the moment, but I wouldn’t mind banning the worst offenders. If you have more ideas to prevent spam, please leave a comment!

Hostgator Affiliate Code

November 19th, 2012 | Tags:

If your looking for a good web hosting company, I recommend Hostgator, who has great support, and uses Cpanel. Sign up using this link, and they’ll send me a little love:

 

http://secure.hostgator.com/~affiliat/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=everet