Updated Spam Numbers

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Spam Count for November

Originally uploaded by sogrady.

On November 6th, I cleaned out our Movable Type junk folder. I’d emptied it previously the 28th of October. In that week+, we accumulated 126,598 spammed comments. Because of travel and my WordPress migration, I hadn’t been paying a whole lot of attention to cleaning it up. But checking quickly a few minutes ago, I got this number: 486,193. That’s with me having migrated a week ago and with a shutoff of comments for the RedMonk Blog.

It’s not all Movable Type’s fault, of course, but my experience thus far on WordPress leads me to believe that our experience once migrated will be significantly improved.

Now if only I could get back all the time I’ve spent dealing with the problem.

P.S. And speaking of spam, that’s one of my only significant complaints with Zimbra thus far. But more on that later.


  1. The spam that I’m getting in my email recently is becoming more and more amusing.

    I started a blog today where I take the text of the spam mail, muck around with the linebreaks and post it as psuedo-poetry.


  2. my nokia does the same thing. if you can, get an SD card, and that shd free some up. in other words-throw hardware at the problem!

  3. Danno: yeah, some of it is sort of interesting.

    but still irritating.

    James: 😉 i don’t know why this is such a problem, i really don’t.

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