By Deane Barker on August 10, 2004

MT-Blacklist – A Movable Type Anti-spam Plugin: Well, a new salvo in the war against comment spam has been launched. The idiot hawking tramadol has forced me to install MT-Blacklist. He was coming in about 10 times a day from different IP addresses, so I couldn’t ban him. He seems to be locked out pretty securely now.

Great plugin. It required a little hacking to get it to work, but I’m awfully happy with it. It has a great “de-spam” feature that lets you retroactively examine every past comment AND trackback for banned content. It found seven comment spams that I missed in my daily grooming, then deleted them, and rebuilt the pages. Very slick.