Planet Antispam

So a few weeks back, I mooted the idea of an anti-spam Planet site, similar to Planet GNOME, Planet Java, Planet Perl et al.

Here’s the results: Planet Antispam.

It’s still got a few rough edges; notably, the URL is not permanent — I’d prefer something at a more spam-themed domain — and the logo is the generic “PlanetPlanet” one. But it’s up and running in a beta-ish fashion.

Feel free to bookmark, subscribe, post the URL on, etc.; and if you’d like to give it a better home with an A record at a spam-themed domain, drop me a line.

Update, Jan 17: Thanks to John Levine, it now has a permanent home at . After several weeks of operation, I think it’s turning out to be pretty solid, too!

By the way, it also needs more source feeds. If you know of people with blogs, working on/writing about anti-spam (of the email variety), with RSS feeds that work, include the post text, and permit further redistribution of that text, drop us a line and I’ll add them.

Finally, here’s a picture of a Starbucks SPAM(r) Sandwich. (shudder)

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  1. Posted January 4, 2010 at 13:00 | Permalink

    Mike — done.

  2. Posted January 4, 2010 at 16:25 | Permalink

    hmm… Mike, I can’t seem to add a https blog to the Planet. annoying. any chance you can offer a http version?

  3. Posted January 4, 2010 at 16:29 | Permalink

    Hmmm, that sucks. Are you able to add this?

    That URL still redirects to HTTPS though…

  4. Posted January 5, 2010 at 14:52 | Permalink

    Mike: nope, the redirect still causes the problem. I think Python’s url lib used in the Planet can’t handle HTTPS cert validation.

  5. Posted January 5, 2010 at 15:10 | Permalink

    Can you try again please? I’ve made it so that requests from their feed fetcher are proxied to the HTTPS url rather than redirected…

  6. Posted January 5, 2010 at 15:58 | Permalink

    thanks! that worked, and it’s now in the list. it’d be even neater if the feed included the full post text btw ;)

  7. Posted February 4, 2010 at 19:13 | Permalink

    Amir Lev is blogging some interesting things over at Computerworld; mostly spam-related. I’ve seen a draft of next week’s post and I know you’re going to like it ;-)

    Feed is

  8. Bart Schaefer
    Posted August 30, 2010 at 17:18 | Permalink

    There seem to be a lot of duplicate posts from Box of Meat showing up in the feed. I don’t know whether this is Planet Antispam’s problem or BoMs … perhaps one or more of the feeds that PA aggregates has also become an aggregator of BoM so it’s coming in multiple different ways?

  9. Posted September 1, 2010 at 11:18 | Permalink

    I think it may have been due to BOM’s move to Feedburner. I’ve updated the URL used; please let me know if the problem persists or goes away…

  10. Stevan Baji?
    Posted December 11, 2010 at 18:18 | Permalink

    Somehow your news feed aggregator (aka does not update since 24.11.2010

  11. Posted December 14, 2010 at 12:27 | Permalink

    Thanks — I need to add a monitor for that. now fixed