09 May 2006

Spam I am

Several days ago I received an automated e-mail from blogspot telling me that this site had characteristics of spam blogs, and as such could no longer be updated. Site would be deleted within x days unless blah blah blah. Anywhoo, my first reaction was that the e-mail was some sort of strange phishing attempt. It must have taken me at least 10 minutes to find an e-mail address for blogspot support. I sent off an e-mail regarding the veracity of this e-mail spam notice--afterwhich I realized the simplest way would be to try updating this site. Well, as you've probably guessed, I discovered the spam blog notice was legitimate as I couldn't create any new posts.

The problem is solved, now, but I wonder what made this site spam-like. Perhaps I have too many links to other websites? Are my posts too short? Oh well.


One Wink at a Time said...

Ooooh, this concerns me! It could be the start of some sort of conspiracy or something. Now what if I decide to blog a few recipes that include meat by-products??? I tell you, no one's really free anymore.
Who did you vote for in the last election??? ;-)

Stargazer (original profile) said...

I saw that problem with some of the blogs my students created a couple of weeks ago. How long did it take for them to reactivate your site?

r32argent said...

About 4 days, but I'm not sure how much of that was due to the weekend.