FOR NEARLY SIX YEARS and approaching 5000 posts, I've had continuing success when combatting spammers who visit my blog every day. At least 1000 spammers get blocked by Six Apart countermeasuers every day. I can see all those who comment (see above) by flicking open my Nokia E90. I have walked away from my blog for entire weeks without worrying about spam hitting it because Typepad sends me an email to my mobile phone whenever someone makes a comment. I can set up my phone to behave like a Blackberry and let the mail push directly onto the phone like a text message. This means I know within five minutes when someone makes a comment. If I don't like a spammy comment, I can delete the comment with two clicks of my phone's messaging system. This effective countermeasure worked well until today when a spam report came with a hyperlink to an iframe. Something about the structure of the link on the phone's email system contributed to the phone's messaging center freezing up. That's not good.
Here's the offending referrer string:
I'm trying to figure out how to combat this kind of active spam threat in a way that ensures my mobile phone doesn't crash out when I read spam reports containing content like that shown above.
All advice appreciated.