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Welcome to Geeklog Tuesday, December 06 2016 @ 07:06 am EST

MT-Blacklist discontinued

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As you may have noticed when trying to update MT-Blacklist from the Spam-X plugin recently, the blacklist hasn't been updated in a while and has now even started to throw error messages. The reason is that Jay Allen has discontinued MT-Blacklist.

We would like to thank Jay for his work on MT-Blacklist and hope that his assessment that MT-Blacklist is no longer needed proves to be correct.

As a temporary measure, the last complete MT-Blacklist is available here on So if you set up a new Geeklog site, open up the Spam-X config.php file (/path/to/geeklog/plugins/spamx/config.php) and update the URL for the initial import to read:

// Entire MT-Blacklist (for inital import)
$_SPX_CONF['mtblacklist_url'] = '';

Please note that there will be no updates, so if you already did the initial import, clicking on "Update MT-Blacklist" won't do anything (other than throwing an error message ...).

We will be looking into providing other means of spam protection for Geeklog in future releases. In the meantime, the last version of MT-Blacklist should provide some sort of protection for the time being. We suggest that you check your site for new comments / posts on a regular basis and feed your personal blacklist with any URLs and keywords of spam that you may encounter.

And if you haven't already done so, upgrade to Spam-X 1.0.2, which includes some new spam filtering modules.

The following comments are owned by whomever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.

  • MT-Blacklist discontinued
  • Authored by:vadertech on Thursday, October 06 2005 @ 08:42 pm EDT
Well that explains the errors. Thanks for the info.

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  • MT-Blacklist discontinued
  • Authored by:ByteEnable on Saturday, October 15 2005 @ 09:45 pm EDT
SPAM-X has been so good. Its a shame that the MT-blacklist will no longer be maintained.
  • MT-Blacklist on life support
  • Authored by:eg0master on Monday, August 07 2006 @ 09:43 am EDT
This blacklist will not be updated as often as the old one, but it is probably a better solution than using the one mentioned above.

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