June 25, 2004

Hrie@yahoo.com Redux.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 7:00 pm

Colin at Middle Gray has issued a warning that hrie@yahoo.com has returned with a new, bogus e-mail address (I was tagged this afternoon). He/she/it (I’m going with “he”) is now hrie@.yahi7o.com. Middle Gray has a good deal to say about MT Blacklist and other ways of dealing with this shit-spewing mutt. Although I don’t understand the technical stuff, I am sure that many of you will.

While no one can seem to identify “hrie,” we do know who his clients are. Do any of you technical types know of any way to spam his clients? Maybe if they got a taste of what it being done on their behalf, they would change their marketing practices.

I have also considered going to his clients’ sites (the one I received was for online poker at http://www.play-online-poker.greatnow.com) and seeing whether I can send an e-mail, and, if so, writing them a letter putting them on notice that I am holding them responsible for the actions of their agent.

Just a thought.


  1. Jim–

    If you decide you want MT Blacklist installed, just let me know. I’d be more than happy to take care of it for you.

    Comment by Craig — June 25, 2004 @ 9:19 pm

  2. MT-Blacklist is cooking with gas.

    This hrie* bastard should die a slow and painful death.

    From sekimori.com

    The key is that spammers have automated scripts that look for Moveable Type blog sites and they then post to our comments using a direct call to the “mt-comments.cgi” script. If you installed Moveable Type into the default directory (/mt) then they know exactly where the script is and how to call it.

    The solution is simple: rename the script to some odd name (ex. qwerty.cgi) and edit your mt.cfg to point to the renamed CGI script. Look for the line that is commented out and reads “# CommentScript mt-comments.cgi”. Uncomment the line and change the name of the script to the new name. You need to rebuild the site before it takes effect. Users will not be able to post comments while you are doing this but the entire process only takes a few minutes.

    Talk to you later.

    Comment by Sam — June 26, 2004 @ 11:28 am

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