Does anyone know more than I do – this is very likely – about banning comment spam? I have a poster, not automatic, who always uses the same Yahoo address, but advertises different URLs and obviously has different IP addresses every time. I know I could get this person banned from Yahoo under that address, but it seems pointless, since they could get another one with no problem. At a very cursory glance, I see no way of banning a specific email address.
(LATER NOTE: I’ve got MT Blacklist installed and it’s excellent, but as far as I can see it doesn’t block specific email addresses – but RL’s comment suggests it does. What am I overlooking?)
I’ve been thinking of leaving Movable Type for a long time, and the latest wave of departures encourages me that there are alternatives. It’s not the fee structure that worries me, but the fact that very few providers in Germany can run MT, and I don’t want to get my own server. Before I moved to another provider, my posting brought the server down and I was banned for a day. It would be nice to be on a system that doesn’t do that, if there is one.