TypePad AntiSpam

TypePad AntiSpam looks pretty cool. I’ve been trying it out for the past week on taint.org and underseacommunity.com, with no false positives or false negatives so far (although mind you I don’t get much spam, anyway, on those blogs, fortunately). Both are WordPress blogs — I set up Akismet, got a TypePad API key, and edited 3 lines in “wp-content/plugins/akismet/akismet.php”, and I was off.

However, here’s the key bit, the bit I’m most excited about — /svn/antispam/trunk/, particularly the GPL v2 LICENSE file — a fully open source backend!

The backend is a perl app built on Gearman and memcached. It uses DSpam instead of SpamAssassin, but hey, you can’t have everything ;) Nice, clean-looking perl code, too. Here’s hoping I get some tuits RSN to get this installed locally…

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  1. Posted June 15, 2008 at 18:18 | Permalink


  2. pat
    Posted November 20, 2008 at 17:39 | Permalink

    It’s 5 months later, what do you think of TypePad AntiSpam?

  3. Posted November 20, 2008 at 17:50 | Permalink

    it’s been working great! I haven’t spotted a false positive in months. great stuff.

  4. Posted January 24, 2009 at 03:10 | Permalink

    This is great! Like to try it on my blog. Thanks for the information. Such a wonderful blog.

    ann torres