After going back and checking my referrers over the last month, I’ve noticed a few spam bots coming to my website, I assume trying to harvest email addresses. I’ve encoded mine as unicode, so I haven’t been too worried. This past Saturday I received my first spam email on my oh-so-secret personal email account. I was rather irritated to say the least.
Also, this morning, I got some comment spam on one of my earlier posts. Luckily, Movable Type emails me the IP of people who make comments on my site.
I did a little bit of digging and found a PHP script that allows me to block entrance to my website based on the user’s IP address. I immediately blocked the IP of the guy who gave me some oh-so-wonderful comment spam this morning, as well as the IP’s and User Agents of some of the spambots I’ve been experiencing. We’ll see how it all works out.