This one nearly escaped my radar, and does not seem to have ruffled many news source feathers either. Which is surprising, because in my never humble opinion it is actually quite an important bit of news. The Virginia Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction of Jeremy Jaynes (the 8th most prolific spammer according to Spamhaus at the time of the arrest) who, way back in November 2004, was the first person in the US to get jail time for spamming. Indeed, on the double spammy whammy of distributing bulk email of ‘disguised origin’ and possessing a stolen database of …

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Hello Everyone, Please accept my simple and humble contribution. This script will validate if the user or visitor is a suspected spammer, by utilizing the stopforumspam API. Example implementation ## example usage. These items can be from database or from form input. The choice of implementation is all up to you. ## the sample info. is an actual spammer based on the API response from stopforumspam. Notice the username did not return to be positive, but ip and email are both positive. $ip = '23.19.152.194'; $email = 'Kesten@gmail.com'; $userName = 'Tina Lupi'; $check = new SpamCheck($ip, $email, $userName); $checkIp = …

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The End.