I think you are better off using a Blackhole service and checking the IP against that list. http://spamlinks.net/filter-dnsbl-lists.htm -----Original message----- From: Bob Meetin bobm at dottedi.biz Date: Tue, 09 Dec 2008 08:13:51 -0800 To: "thelist at lists.evolt.org" thelist at lists.evolt.org Subject: [thelist] spammers / IP address / specific or wildcard match > I have a couple forms I have intentionally left open to capture spammer IP addresses. I know there are supposedly agencies where this stuff can be reported as > well as adding the specific IP address to a deny list, but I'm wondering how much good this does as IP addresses change and such. Fact is, if a really small > local business is getting spammed by an IP tracked to a different land I could probably add some sort of wildcard to the deny as in: > > if 126.96.36.199 > then perhaps anything like: 68.63.83. > > Does this work? > > Bob > -- > > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester > and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org > Workers of the Web, evolt !