You’re Losing Time And
Thousands Of Dollars a Year
You’re Losing $1,000+ a Year
Assuming your hourly wage is $14 per hour: 30 minutes of
deleting spam once a day costs you $7.00 every day.
doing that 3 days in the week (1 hour 30 min) costs you $21.00
doing that 52 weeks in the year (78 hours) costs you $1092.00
You’re Facing An Epidemic
•From 2009 to 2012, spam is up
•Spam accounts for 90% of your
•An average of 60 million spam
messages are sent daily.
I am sure you are familiar with the concept of a mouse trap.
You get a trap, place the bait, and set the trap. Mouse sees
bait, mouse walks into trap, mouse gets caught.
Its a very simple concept. What you might not know is that
its very easy to apply the same concept to catch spambots.
Nobody thinks about it this way because spambots are
seen as unstoppable, adaptive artificial intelligence
Some cant wrap their heads around how spambots verify
email addresses, solve captchas, and bypass other anti-
spam mechanisms — almost like they were human. In
reality, this is not how spambots are.
Truth is, spambots arent very intelligent at all. Most mice are more
intelligent the average spambot. Spambots are simply programs.
Programs by themselves cant analyze or adapt to changes — they
simply do what the programmer has told them to do.
Someone human has to program these spambots, and there are
practical limits on what spambots can be made to do. If the programmer
doesnt know something about an anti-spam mechanism then the
program is powerless to skip around it.
Many are amazed to learn that spambot browsers cant do most things a
humans browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer can.
If we simply test the browsers capabilities in the background, we can
easily separate robots from humans.
This test is our mouse trap. Since spambot browsers dont do some
things a human one can, then its easy to separate humans from robots.
In combination with the three previous techniques (country blocking,
timer, and global block lists), this the final nail in the coffin for spam.
These solutions are collectively called WP Spam Hammer.
You might be wondering what happens if someone tries to reverse
engineer spam hammer. Most anti-spam plugins suffer from this
weakness. Spammers just take a copy of the anti-spam plugin, take it
apart, and program their bots to evade it.
Spam Hammer — the plugin youre using — is immune to this. It runs on
my remote software service and all of the spam prevention code is on
another server, safe from reverse-engineering by spammers. The
bandwidth usage, storage space, and processing power for these anti-
spam solutions are all provided by my servers.
Now that the mousetrap is ready, you can upgrade the plugin again —
go to “Spam Hammer” under “Dashboard” > “Settings”, tick the upgrade
box, and save.
The web is a scary place. If you haven’t been reading the news,
two of the world’s most popular WordPress Plugins, W3 Total
Cache and WP Super Cache were revealed to have a MASSIVE
security hole — and these two plugins alone affect up to 7.3
million blogs. What’s scarier is that up to 90% of those blogs
don’t even know they are infected or vulnerable.
More recently, there have been several exploits of the trust
users have for WordPress.org plugins, and infections are
taking place on a MASSIVE scale. You certainly don’t want your
blog’s server to be one of those hijacked to send email spam
and infect visitors’ PC’s. I’ve put together a package of
installable security essentials for WordPress — to protect your
blog and readers. Normally a value of $37, with Spam Hammer,
this is yours for free.
A Lasting Solution
As we address the past, present, and future — not just one or two of
those — protection from spam is explosively better. We take care of
the present with country blocking, a timer, and the mouse trap. With
priority global block lists in use by the webs giants, we take care of
past spammers. With constant never-ending improvement without
immediate interference from reverse engineers, we have an eye to the
If you use something that must work around the clock, someone
needs to be there when something goes wrong. With free plugins, its
at the developers discretion to provide support when and to who they
want, if support is given at all. Developers of such free plugins typically
abandon them after a while, as its a time and resource drain for them.
In such cases, at the end of the day, everybody loses. Providing
support takes away time and energy that is otherwise spent innovating
plugins. If youre not satisfied with a free plugin, its not as if you can
return it. As such, Spam Hammer is a premium/non-free plugin. Id
rather stick to what I do best while my support team — which grows
with more support from bloggers like you — handles that.