My attempt to make it to my 10 acres in Terlingua Ranch and make a go of living on it. From the start it hasn't gone good at all, but I'm hopeful things will turn around!
Monday, January 24, 2011
Anymore I get floods of spam on my various email addresses dealing with my site. Lately its been love letters from Ukrainian ladies? AND emails written mainly in Chinese advertising Viagra and the other medications that are supposed to do the same thing. I guess the Chinese think that since I have so many Ukrainian women hot for my bod then I'll need plenty of medication to make sure I can handle them. ;)
I REALLY HATE SPAM, but it seems now days there is no stopping it. I even tried to remove the Google ads from this blog, but found out it only removed me from getting any $ for allowing it (as if I ever did) Now the ads are still appearing anyway. If you are thinking about adding them to your blog think twice. Evidently once added they are there to stay.
I can add filters to block most spam, but spammers keep getting smarter and keep making it harder and harder to block their spam. For instance blocking all of the crap Chinese spam is almost impossible because of the Chinese alphabet and it changes from message to message.
The bad part about all of this is that on my web site I have forums.and the forum software sends out notifications to my members when there is a new reply to a thread they are watching and to notify them they have private messages when that happens. Now some times the big ISPs decide those messages are SPAM and start blocking mail from my mail server. I have to duke it out with them to get them to quit blocking it. Its amazing that they can block legitimate American grown mail and let all of the spam through. Also funny that blogger sends out notifications the same way, but those never get blocked.