I’ve been absent from blogging for a while but it seems that this silly little blog is still getting the attention from the Outlook followers. Those of you who might have suffered from such a problem what appears to happen is that strange followers start to pop up with an @Outlook.COM email address. The latest was this morning – firstname.lastname@example.org – now of course it might be that this is a genuine follower but I somehow doubt it as every other one of these followers I have tried to ID have disappeared as quickly as they have popped up. I have brought this to WordPress’s attention but have had little success in stopping them – this doesn’t fill me with confidence should I wish to start paying for this site – perhaps that is the reason why WordPress has shown an inability to control the outlook.com outbreak – I don’t pay! However a quick search of the WordPress forums shows that this isn’t the case and I am not alone.
Still I guess we should be glad that these spammers or whatever they are are open about their activities unlike Facebook, Google et al