There’s been a lot of spambots lately on Austnet, but below are a number of things you can do to your IRC client to minimise the impact, and not ruin your IRC experience. As not everyone uses the same IRC client, I try to cover the basic ones here – you may be able to get the idea on how to do this to your client if it is not listed below.
The current list of spam words I recommend follows, however feel free to add more as you come across them. This list is current as of 6th January 2007:
- Download the SpamBlocker v1.4 script.
- Extract the Zip file into your mIRC folder.
- Load the script by typing: /load -rs QBlock/QBlock.mrc
- You can then add a list of words to treat as spam.
- Type the following commands to add a regexp ignore based on keywords.
/ignore -regexp -pattern “girr” * MSGS
/ignore -regexp -pattern “Porn Site” * MSGS
/ignore -regexp -pattern “BAKMAD” * MSGS
This will be ignore privmsgs’ sent from people to you that contain the words listed. It’s easy to expand, and should make your life a lot easier.
- Download this script
- Move the script to your scripts directory and load it.
You now have the following new options to deal with spam:
Thanks to Isaac (aliasd on Austnet) for fixing a few issues in the script. Isaac is also working on a newer version which may have more features or bugfixes etc. It’s available here. NOTE: I can’t personally verify that Isaac’s development version will work or the functions of the script. Please review the code before using this.