Six Apart’s Guide to Comment Spam

By Deane Barker on January 12, 2005

Six Apart Guide to Combatting Comment Spam: Could this be the be-all and end-all guide to comment spam? A lot of good research, opinions, and information here.

This document describes how malicious or unwanted comments (‘comment spam’) affect weblogs, the techniques spammers use to abuse weblogs, and the tactics that can be used to prevent and defend against these attacks. Also included is a review of the strengths and weaknesses of each tactic, instructions for implementing them on your weblog and ones which we recommend for the best protection.