Spam di E-mail dan Weblog

spam (n)
Unsolicited e-mail, often of a commercial nature, sent indiscriminately to multiple mailing lists, individuals, or newsgroups; junk e-mail.


Setelah membaca beberapa artikel berikut yang ditulis oleh rekan-rekan blogger di Indonesia dan di luar negeri tentang Spam, akhirnya saya tergelitik juga untuk menulis sesuatu mengenai topik yang satu ini.

Artikel-artikel yang dimaksud adalah sebagai berikut:

Ibarat virus, worm, dan sejenisnya, spam sekarang juga telah menjadi momok bagi sebagian besar pengguna internet. Berawal dari kampanye marketing produk-produk komersial melalui pos yang kemudian beranjak merambah dunia maya yang sekarang kita sebut dengan internet. Spam melalui e-mail bisa dikatakan sudah terlalu biasa. Hampir setiap pengguna internet yang memiliki e-mail, pasti pernah menerima e-mail- e-mail yang berisikan spam, diminta atau tidak diminta. E-mail- e-mail yang demikian sering kita sebut juga dengan junk e-mails. Bisa dibayangkan betapa jengkelnya apabila suatu ketika kita membuka inbox e-mail, e-mail- e-mail yang masuk malah berasal dari pengirim yang tidak kita kenal dan kita harus menghapusnya satu per satu. Kalau satu dua e-mail masih lumayanlah, tapi bagaimana kalau e-mail yang masuk itu sampai puluhan bahkan ratusan? Wow!!! Apalagi bila di antara spam e-mail tersebut ada yang mengandung virus atau worm. Alamak, bisa pusing tujuh keliling kepala ini… ?!?
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Latest Development

Just to catch up and document the latest development surrounding the Content Management System softwares I use (or ever used) at, here is the list of links that may be somehow useful for you as well.

  1. PostNuke 0.750 Gold Release
  2. Mambo 4.5.1 RC4 available
  3. XOOPS released!
  4. Land Down Under v701 is out !
  5. Movable Type 3.11 Released

As you can see, I haven’t updated my sites yet to the latest version of those softwares. Because of many things. One to mention for sure is the fact that I don’t have enough time to do such thing at the moment. Upgrading usually takes much time than you expected. If something goes wrong, it will hurt you as you have to re-do all work you’ve done. In the worst scenario, you are going to lose everything. So, ’till I’m ready for that, I will keep my sites untouched. Hands off!! 🙂

Upgrading to MT 3.01 Free Edition

In opposition to what had been stated before, today I upgraded the MovableType software I use here to the latest version, namely version 3.01D. I still choose for the free one as I only need a weblog with an author.

After that, I also modified the navigation menu of this website. The main idea behind it, was to make my website a little bit organized and easy to navigate. I hope after implementing this modification, people can find their way and jump from one part to another part without any significant difficulties. As you can see over here and on other parts of the website, the menu was made with help of a DHTML/Javascript menu system. Thanks to for providing such a good tool.

MovableType goes commercial!

After waiting for a long time, Six Apart, the company behind the most used blogging software in the world, MovableType, has released the Movable Type 3.0 Developer Edition a few days ago. Different with the previous releases, this release is coming with new pricing scheme which has ignited some hot discussions among the MT-users. Below are some links I found related to this issue. There are pro’s and contra’s, though.

As the result of this, some users have decided to move to another alternative, such as WordPress and TextPattern, which are seeming to have better prospects in the future. The other still wait or stay with their current MT version. Of course, there are users who already upgraded their MT to the latest one and payed for that. After all, the choice is absolutely yours!

I myself think that I am going to stay with 2.6x release as I’m quite happy with that. I just use MT for blogging and to record something I did, felt and found around my life. I’m not a MT-developer so why I should bother with this issue. For me, all blogging systems are the same. It could be that one system provides more than another, but you should realize the main idea(s) behind your blogging activity and to which direction you will achieve with that. So, any choice for blogging system wouldn’t hurt you as long as you know what you’re doing.

Working with MT Part 3

This is the third part of the Working with MT articles which are written to document any activities I did on my weblog. On this part, I will tell you how to work with two weather plug-ins that are available for MovableType and also already installed here on my site (just look at the side menu under “Current Weather” section).
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Working with MT Part 1

Yesterday I slightly did some changes on the appearance of my weblog with some modifications I found through I must say, I really like how Thomas manages his site. It looks pretty well organized and contains so many interesting information. I still keep wondering how he got the idea to do such things. BTW, I also make a daily visit to his site and hope I could find something new which I can elaborate with. You’ve done a great job, Thomas. 🙂

Here is the list of what I did yesterday.
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Upgrade to MT 2.661 and ATL .7

I upgraded my blogging site to MovableType 2.661 tonight.

In recent weeks, open comment systems, and Movable Type weblogs in particular, have become a target for comment spam and comment flooding (automated scripts that send many comments at a time to a weblog entry).

As a stopgap before we release comment registration in Movable Type 3.0, we’ve released version 2.66 of Movable Type, which includes some protection against comment flooding.


For more information about this release, please read here.

In the meantime, I also upgraded the theme engine I use for the PostNuke part of this site to AutoTheme Lite (ATL) .7. This great engine is developed by Shawn Mckenzie. Please visit his site for more information about it.

Upgrade to MT 2.65

The newest version of MovableType has been released today, 2.65. This version will fix a security issue that have been found in the previous one. You can read the announcement here.

Another good news is Six Apart will also release MovableType 3.0 soon. Of course this release will come with many new features. Read the news here.

To anticipate the change, I already upgraded my site to MovableType 2.65 and everything seems alright after that. I can’t wait for the coming version of MovableType.. 🙂