A note to spammers – Spam filtering at two levels

I appreciate the fact that people actually look at my blog posts.  It’s pretty interesting to me that someone may find what I have to say interesting enough to actually look at my website.  I’ve owned this domain now for just shy of 8 years and it’s gone through several overhauls while I tried to figure out what to do with it.

What I don’t appreciate are the spammers out there who think that blogs and emails are there for them to pollute our data streams with.  Spammers are one of the lowest forms of life forms found on the Internet, the only thing lower than a spammer is anyone involved in child porn.  Give me 5 minutes with a spammer, and I’ll make sure he or she will never be able to type with their fingers again.

Now, if your visiting my website and you think that the comment fields are a great place to leave a link back to your Chinese discount shoe site, or whatever scam your trying to push on the Internet, it ain’t going to work.   First off, I use spam filtering so any comment first must pass through a spam filter looking for spam messages.  If your message gets past the filtering without being flagged as spam, it then goes into a hold queue where I must first approve the message before it gets posted.

So there you have it, it’s a total waste of time to try to post spam on my blog.  If you’re a spammer and would like it, I have a nice recipe for Rat Poison Tea to share with you.