Great. If it weren’t bad enough that my email accounts receive more spam than real mail on a daily basis, today my blog received its first spam in the form of a comment containing links to all the spam world’s greatest hits: online casinos, viagra, penis enlargement, lingerie, porn, etc. And unlike email spam, which feels rather impersonal to me since the marketers purchase lists of email addresses, commenting to a post on the blog was a much more deliberate action.
And what’s the return on the investment here? It’s not like I’m a major destination on the Internet, and I’m confident that my regular readers are not in the least interested in this junk.
The spammer left an email address, but I’m not going to post it since it’s probably some poor soul who had nothing to do with this, but whose email address occasionally gets used as the reply-to for a spam mailing. However, the IP address did get logged; the originator was posting from a machine on the CHINANET Tianjin province network.