[SpamCop-List] Re: IP numbers of places OUTSIDE of USA
nobody at spamcop.net
Thu Jun 9 20:22:40 EDT 2005
"Cherie" <notmyrealaddress at nospam.com> wrote in message
news:d89vpu$kbj$1 at news.spamcop.net...
> Sorry you read my post wrong..I was not associating outside of US with
> BAD...I was trying to avoid a lengthy explanation to which I am now forced
> to do
> ..this website is for an organization..and only those who belong or may be
> thinking about joining are the only ones that would be interested in
> visiting.. this particular organization ONLY has chapters in USA
> I would not block outsiders from the website..just the guestbook...the
> guestbook is...after all ..for members only (sorta)..soooooOOOoOO
> ....blocking outside USA ips will not only put a large dent in blocking
> out guestbook spam, but it will help to keep guestbook comments allowable
> for members (or prospective members) only
> and just for the record..I do believe that a large portion of spam comes
> from US citizens using foreign hosts to do their dirty work....my method
> would get them too, huh?
> "Aviatrix" <79ytka802 at sneakemail.com> wrote in message
> news:d89urm$jhl$1 at news.spamcop.net...
>> Cherie wrote:
>>> I have a few guestbooks on some of my sites..there is no reason in the
>>> world why anyone outside of the USA would have any interest in these
>>> websites...I would like to ban all "outsiders" from posting to the
>>> guestbook..I have had at least 25 spam messages on one guestbook today
>>> only..I have banned the IP's and ALL of them are from outside of
>>> USA....this is time consuming..does anyone have a list of IPs that are
>>> of places outside of USA..that I can copy/paste into the ban box??
>> I know this is off-topic, but for once I won't apologise.
>> This is an international newsgroup read and contributed to by people all
>> over the world. Has it occurred to you that a posting like this may be
>> just a little bit offensive to those of us who don't live in the USA,
>> especially those of us here in the UK, supposedly your "special friends"?
>> You seem to be equating "outside the USA" with "bad", and you seem to
>> think that only people outside the USA produce spam - when the truth is
>> that the USA generates more spam than most other countries.
>> And, talking in practical terms - are you sure that none of those that
>> your web site is aimed at are ever going to travel outside the USA?
Guestbook spam - to take another tack altogether, I found a very successful
approach (for me anyway) in blocking guestbook spamming was by just blocking
the posting of strings contaning 'http', 'www' and '@' in the appropriate
fields - blocked over a thousand without a failure :-). Though it depends if
you want your guests to be able to post URL's or email addresses.
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