[SpamCop-List] Re: IP numbers of places OUTSIDE of USA
porpoise1954 at yahoo.co.uk
Thu Jun 9 20:39:57 EDT 2005
"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"?
Yes. Quite so!
> 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.
Erm.... I think that should probably be "All other countries put together".
> 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?
Best bet is probably to not bother having a "Guest" page......... but maybe
have a properly constructed form/script combination which will only forward
direct input from the webform that the would-be spammers can't lift any
submission addresses from. (thereby not getting any addresses to be able to
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