Despamming Movable Type Trackback pings

TIPPINST – A while back I wrote how I had managed to despam my blog using mt-blacklist. It turns out that my comments were being despammed but trackbacks were not. I discovered this morning that my site was riddled with trackback pings. It seems that I am not the only movable type user who suffers from this problem. One solution is to upgrade to movable type 3.0, if you don’t wish to upgrade another solution to consider is the plugin TrackBackAntiSpam which has been developed by James Seng
James describes the solution as simple one “if the incoming trackback does not come from the host as stated in the URL, we reject the trackback.”
The install is simple as only 1 file needs to be placed in the plugin folder.
Time will tell how effective it is.

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