Spamroll briefed you on the MT SpamLookup project about a month ago. It has not been installed on Spamroll yet, as MT-Blacklist has been doing just fine, and I wanted to hear how the experts fared with it first.
I just got that chance, and now so do you.
Jay Allen has posted some additional notes on SpamLookup over at the MT-Blacklist/Comment Spam Clearinghouse. He puts it plain and simply:
“Suffice it to say, in looking over my logs every day, SpamLookup blocked about 95% of my spam, moderated the other 4.9999999% and blocked exactly zero real comments and TrackBacks. There has been only ONE spam that has reached my server since I first installed it and I’m pretty sure that that must have been hand-entered. If we’ve made them resort to hand-entering spam, we’ve won the war.”
I’ll “suffice to say” those are pretty impressive results – good enough that I will be tinkering around with SpamLookup forthwith. No doubt Brad Choate deserves thanks for all the work. For you Movable Type users who want to give it a go, you can grab SpamLookup from Brad’s site.