26 Feb2006

Frigging SPAM!!!

by Marketman

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I have written about obscene or mutant fruit before, and oddly, the pineapple seems to have a lot of issues in the warped genes category. Thank goodness I am allergic to it. Heehee, actually I miss eating this delicious fruit. I spied this totally bizarre mutant pineapple on a drive back from the beach a few days ago. It totally represents the way I feel (imagine Marketman’s head represented with fruit) when I open up my website these days and find over 300 spam messages that litter the landscape in just say 8 short hours. I spend nearly half an hour clearing everything out and cursing the perpetrators to hopefully doom them to several lifetimes as cockroaches in hell. I even seriously considered stopping all comments period but that would ruin this site and eventually mean I would have to stop the blog… May ten thousand pins laced with tuba vinegar be pierced into your rears, silly spammers. You have truly ruined the name of a noble and wonderful canned concoction of pork shoulder and ham… I would like to shove a thick sugar cane from Negros up where the sun doesn’t shine… slather you with molave honey and tie you to the tamarind tree in our backyard that is ground zero for the most humongous red ants… and finally, grease your fingertips with french butter before forcibly searing them on my finest copper fish pan (so we can do both hands simultaneously) that has been left on high heat for 30 minutes prior to the sizzle that will hopefully cure you from the bad habit of sending out all this blasted garbage. Oh, and I forgot, I would also force feed you 500 cans of spam and nothing else until you signed an apology to all those you have annoyed!

 

COMMENTS:

  1. bugsybee says:

    You ARE angry! LOL. But seriously, I hate spam too so I am volunteering to look for and ship to you the “thick sugar cane” that you need to rid these spammers. I have my share of spam mail too but gmail reroutes it to a “spam folder” so I have no trouble clicking on 2 buttons at the most and deleting everything. Same thing with my yahoo account. Maybe you should consider getting a Norton (I had BIG problems with McAfee) anti-spam software if your problem is that serious although I hate spending my money just because somebody makes it his/her “bad habit of sending out all this blasted garbage.” I remember that Sassy Lawyer (or somebody else, sorry it was so long ago I forgot) used to have something to fight spam with – something that sent back the spam mail to the spammer. Maybe you can ask around about this. I think it’s high time that we all fight back!

    Feb 26, 2006 | 2:50 pm

     
  2. bugsybee says:

    P.S. I just have to add this: “I hate spam too” but I loooove the “wonderful canned concoction of pork shoulder and ham.” It’s my number one comfort food.

    Feb 26, 2006 | 2:54 pm

     
  3. fried-neurons says:

    Ugh. Spammers. Scum of Cyber-Earth. Let’s look for a mangkukulam and torture them all voodoo style.

    Feb 26, 2006 | 3:44 pm

     
  4. HD says:

    bugsybee,

    Spammers have found a way around that thing that send back the spam mail. What they do is they steal other people’s e-mail addresses.

    My aunt receives tons of undeliverable mail which she said she did not send in the first place.

    Feb 26, 2006 | 5:27 pm

     
  5. sha says:

    my other blog gets at least 2 spams a day.. today my food blog was full of it
    darn!

    you cant stop the comments what is market man’s site without the audience participating?

    Feb 27, 2006 | 4:50 am

     
  6. Paul says:

    May I suggest installing Spam Karma 2 or Akismet to ward off comment spammers?

    Feb 27, 2006 | 3:31 pm

     
  7. stefoodie says:

    i have one word for you marketman — gmail:D

    this is my 13th mailbox in my years in cyberspace and so far has been 99% spam-free.

    and you can add keywords to your WP blog to block common ones. my spammers’ favorite phenxxxxxxx has not made it to my comments box in several months now, to my great relief. good luck!

    Feb 27, 2006 | 8:59 pm

     
  8. Noelle says:

    You should have CAPTCHA or some other add-on that screens for actual human commenters on your blog. Most spam comes from bots that automatically fill the usual form fields (name, email, website, comments) and hit submit. Word verification makes it more difficult for spam comments of this type to get through.

    Mar 4, 2006 | 3:25 pm

     
 

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