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Since building the comments functionality in this blog, I've had probably around 40 spams as comments. I got hit hard the other day with 34. I get emails of all the "possible comment spam." Anyway, Jake Munson's CFFormProtect has correctly identified all of them, and there have been no false positives. I'm not even using the Akismet feature yet.

Anyway, I'm going to try to post nothing else about this, because as he mentions, it can easily be bypassed if they know too much about it. So, the less advertising the better, but I just wanted to make sure I gave him credit for this great idea.

Update: Well over the 1000 mark, and CFFormProtect has caught all of them ... with no false positives. So when I say "seems to be working" I should have called it "is working quite well." I've got this on several of our clients' sites as well, and it is working just as well for them too. Great job on this one Jake...

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Thanks. :) I'm glad it's working for you.

Posted by Jacob Munson on Jan 23, 2007 at 09:55 PM UTC - 5 hrs


Posted by 1 on May 01, 2007 at 04:02 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Yes, humans can still beat it quite easily by putting in garbage, One.

Posted by Sam on May 01, 2007 at 04:48 PM UTC - 5 hrs

But what purpose would you have to just submit "1"? Spammers typically hit thousands of sites at once. The first few might work, but eventually Akismet will recognize them as webmasters start flagging their message as spam.

Posted by Jacob Munson on May 01, 2007 at 07:01 PM UTC - 5 hrs

Oh, I agree. Its like those email spams I get that are essentially excerpts from different stories, but contain no useful advertising. What's the point of sending incoherent babble?

Posted by Sam on May 02, 2007 at 06:27 AM UTC - 5 hrs

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