What is reCAPTCHA? Well among other things, it’s my current anti-spammer tool of choice. A CAPTACHA is a program that can tell whether its user is a human or a computer. CAPTCHAs are used by many websites to prevent abuse from “bots,” or automated programs usually written to generate spam. No computer program can read distorted text as well as humans can, so bots cannot navigate sites protected by CAPTCHAs.

reCAPTCHA does the same thing, but it channels it by using images that are scanned from a book. The text is scanned and captured here while someone tries to enter a comment; in order to get it posted, you have to enter two scanned words. Bots can’t read images, so it works. I’m guessing & hoping that this will be the answer to all my problems.

So for my handful of regular readers, please continue to enter your comments. And while you are at it, please enter the words in the box at the bottom of the text box. Example shown just below. Let me know what you think. Peace.

The Fight Against Spam Continues

If you aren’t familiar with my ongoing battle with spammer and spambots then read here, here and here before reading below.

Ok? Got the picture? Fine, read further.

So since the time I’ve had to deactivate my previous spam filter, I have been hit with way too many spam comments. Mainly to do with subscriptions or purchasing of medical drugs & some other shit. I used to get so pissed off with the stupid comments and it gets on your nerve when you switch you pc on, login to ur gmail account & your WordPress account, just to see numerous spam comments! Needless to say, it would be better to close your ears if you were next to me!

My web hosting company sent me an email informing me that I had crossed the usual limit for multiple emails at a time through my website. This is because I had opted for the function that will automatically send me an email whenever someone leaves a comment in my website for moderation. So I got this email from a guy who said that I had crossed 200 emails in a minute, which is huge! I decided to search for a new anti-spam software and send him an email back. Within an hour, I had installed one and told the guy about it.

Only to find out that he was calling me!

Turns out the tech support guy was my cousin! (He was using a pseudo Americanized name in the email) Who had actually arranged for me to buy webspace in this company in the first place! I had no clue that he had joined my web hosting company.

We both had a laugh at that one.