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despamming your movable type weblog using mt-blacklist

The price of maintaining a weblog is spam. Eventhough this weblog is in its infancy it has been subjected to various spam messages.
I am now using mt-blacklist (http://www.jayallen.org/projects/mt-blacklist/) to combat this problem and it seems to be working.
The install was fairly painless the only requirement being that you use movable type 2.6.
After install it was necessary to download the latest spam list and then scan all entries. It detected the comment that contained spam and with 1 click they were removed.
In future any spam comments will be denied (hopefully). The system has an update feature where you can update the centrally hosted master list with the latest spam that by passed the filtering process.