Spammers trying to access my blog

In November of last year I suddenly got a more than usual amount of spammers hitting my blog and forum. I wrote a Python program that will retrieve my access logs, my htaccess file and a list from the website It will update the htaccess file and can upload it back to the site and thus eliminating access to my site for those known spammers.

I thought it would be nice to share some statistics from the months December 2008, January and February of 2009.
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Stop forum spammers in your htaccess

Having spammers hit your blog or forum? Why not block them by rules in htaccess to start with! Adding the spammers IP to your htaccess file keeps it from hitting your site to start with and keeping the website more accessible for the real users. With the help of a website and a small Python program I wrote that is exactly what I did.
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