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10 April, 2007

Invisible sp*m

Over the last month, the blog has been receiving trackback sp*m.  That's annoying, but there's a problem: I turned trackback off sixteen months ago.

I presume that means a sp*mbot is accessing the Movable Type trackback script directly, on the server, rather than going through a publicly-visible interface.

Ultimately, it doesn't matter: if I'm not displaying trackback, I'm not displaying the sp*m, so I'm the only one seeing it (and I'm rather unlikely to click the links!). However, since it isn't tied to specific blog entries, I can't delete it, either.

Anyone else experiencing the same thing?


If you want to really disable trackback, then delete mt-tb.cgi. It won't break Movable Type but it will stop the spam.

Posted by Neil T. at April 11, 2007 10:57 AM
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