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Yahoo Mail Abuse

My blog is being spammed very heavily by an email address from Yahoo, — 495 messages in the last 24 hours. Fortunately, due to Movable Type’s excellent comment registration, the spam isn’t posted on the blog itself; I just have a lot (hundreds) of comments to delete from this address inside the blog, not to mention hundreds of email messages to plonk. It’s not hard to deal with, but it’s starting to feel like Denial of Service. (Whoever is doing this knows Movable Type can ban IP addresses from submitting comments, but not individual email addresses.) I reported this address to Yahoo yesterday morning.

Whoever is doing this has to be merely mean-spirited, because it’s not resulting in any advertising for the companies in question.

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