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Re: [spam-stopper] Has anyone seen this yet?

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  • Subject: Re: [spam-stopper] Has anyone seen this yet?
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <r@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2006 17:45:43 +0000
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_____/ On Fri 30 Dec 2005 00:57:10 GMT, [Craig] wrote : \_____

Today I received an email that was obviously spam, however, there was
an interesting twist to it that has me concerned.

In the body of the message was my domain name, simply "Nuclearmoose"
but with no .com or similar. I'm concerned that Akismet and indeed,
any other spam-stopper might add that term to a blacklist or similar.

Is this a new tactic, or have any of you seen this already? Should I
be concerned about this?

BTW, I flagged the email as spam so Akismet would deal with it,
however, I did EDIT the post beforehand to delete "Nuclearmoose" from
the text body.

Nuclear Moose.

These are attempts to make the comment assimilate to the content or the theme of the site. These are less likely to be removed. At worse scenar- ios, they confuse the Webmaster that will leave it in tact, thereby en- couraging more.

Use of the page title is common, but someone whom I know runs a Perl-based
comment  form  and is aware of the same spamming trend. Some spammers  are
scarping  random bits from the site, then stitching them together. If  you
don't  erase  these comments, you will get more, but filtering becomes  an
issue.  Other spammers use cryptic link with poor anchor text. Even if you
follow before deleting, they win. Similar to referrer spam...


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