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Spamments with No Spam?

In the past minute, this blog has seen spamments from a yahoo.com and an msn.com email address that contain the content:

I can't believe it, my co-worker just bought a car for $60006. Isn't that crazy!

… and …

Have you seen this before? It's a number guessing game: [url snipped]. I guessed 80584, and it got it right! Pretty neat.

Neither spammenter even left a URL in the URL field, and the URL in the second one is not a "spammy" site at all (I suppose that could change).

What's the purpose of these types of spamments? They related in no way to the topic at all. Are spammenters just trying to get into the system as a "good" email address so that future spamments - which will contain spammy URLs and links - go through? Is that the whole point?

The annoying thing is that MovableType 3.2 has a hard time blocking these non-spammy spamments. 3.2 has done a reasonable job since its installation, but it is quite easily fooled by spamments that don't have the necessary feature: a URL or link to another site.

2 Responses to "Spamments with No Spam?"

  1. Yeah - I'm pretty sure they're trying to game black/whitelists by sneaking "non-spam" garbage through, getting on a whitelist, and then BOOM! SPAM!

    So far, they haven't been successful at all at my place...

  2. I see these spamments more and more recently. D'Arcy has a good point, but I think they're also testing to see if they can "get through" and whether the comments stay or get pulled down...


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