I just disabled comments because of too much SPAM
Since several weeks I require captch for comment posting, and voila, no more spam in my comments! Well, I don't get a lot of comments anyways, so I don't know if commenting on my crap is not possible at all, or ... oh heck, as long as the spammers can't comment I am happy. All you other people who wish to contact me, you know who I am and how to get a hold of me ...
Great, now that I enabled anonymous commenting on my site, I drown in a deluge of porn spam comments. I just disabled unmoderated anonymous commenting.
I wonder what next. I mean, web comment spamming is an old hat already, but will this ever stop? Will the spammers figure out a way to attach spam to pictures next? Oops, hope I didn't give them an idea.
Anyhow, the only way to stem the spam tide was if people categorically refused to buy products advertised via spam. That way spamming would become a liability, rather than a viability.
OK, I will dream on ....
upgraded spamassassin to 3.0.1 and moved it to a faster server
started logging spam in the database with spamassassin
gave friend a mail account who receives a lot of spam