Trackback = spam

Kris, as Dag says, trackbacks are the best way to get a lot of spam on your blog. I disabled the trackback module last year because I got flooded with spam. To test the current situation, I enabled trackback again Thursday evening. Result: 310 trackback spams in the moderation queue in less than two days!

I prefer to install a decent antispam and enable anonymous comments without moderation in that case. Since my antispam is active (Oct 2007), 18527 spams got blocked or more than 150 a day (yes, spammers seem to love me for some strange reason. *sigh*). If it would be able to filter trackbacks, I would reconsider to enable trackback, but right now it's absolutely out of the question.

Anonymous (not verified)

Sat, 16/02/2008 - 15:09

Not sure if Drupal does this, but it might be a good idea to allow trackbacks only from certain trusted blogs. If Drupal doesn't do this, then it can't be all that hard to implement.

i'm using wordpress + akismet on my blog, and don't have trackback-spam issues, akismet filters them all out nicely. i'm sure akismet can be integrated in drupal (for comments and trackbacks) as well?

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