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TypePad AntiSpam

TypePad AntiSpam looks pretty cool. I’ve been trying it out for the past week on and, 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…