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Tuesday, 31 October 2006
Heavy Robo-Spamming on the HTML Gear Guestbooks
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Topic: HTML Questions
Happy Halloween everybody!

Perhaps this posting would be more appropriate
on a Tripod Blog, but I know that many members
of this Angelfire Blog are using HTML Gear Guestbooks on their websites.

Lately I have noticed a 'sharp increase' in the number
of ROBO-SPAM postings on my HTML Gear Guestbook, and was wondering if Lycos is cosnsidering installing 'image verification' for posts, in order to reduce this annoying spam.

Just a thought.

Posted by me2/kulacoco at 5:07 AM EST | Post Comment | View Comments (3) | Permalink | Share This Post

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 - 1:01 PM EST

Name: me2/kulacoco

Further on the previous posting:

One of the many Robo-Spam Postings is as follows:

"Very best site. Keep working. Will return in the near future."

I searched the above sentence [in quotation marks] on Google, and there are 139,000 listings on various blogs and guestbooks. This will give an idea, of HOW BIG a Spam operation this is.

Here is another one:

"Hey what a great site keep up the work its excellent"

That one brings up 109,000 listings on Google.

It appears that the spammers are using a huge selection of DOT INFO domains.

Here are a few of the URLS:


There are literally thousands of them. It is staggering.

It seems as if the spammers are endeavouring to compete with Google ads, because each URL leads to a page of search engine results for the particular product mentioned in any given link.

As far as I know, the only effective way of stopping this ROBO-SPAM operation, is for the host server to install the previously mentioned 'Image Verification' system, to ensure that postings are manually submitted.

Tuesday, 31 October 2006 - 10:52 PM EST

Name: dalleh

at least they are gambling and not porno sites.

Wednesday, 1 November 2006 - 6:43 AM EST

Name: me2/kulacoco

They are not specifically gambling sites. They cover everything, including the kitchen sink. There are probably some porno sites too.

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