[Mailman-Developers] UI for Mailman 3.0 update

Eric Bloch Eric.Bloch at marklogic.com
Mon Jun 14 04:15:16 CEST 2010

I am a lurker here and can concur with Cristóbal's sentiments wrt captchas .  I run http://markmail.org where we provide a search index for thousands of public mailman lists (and google groups and other mailing lists as well).  The captchas we use (for a variety of purposes) aren't perfect, but they get rid of a lot of junk.  



> But, captchas?  Pre-defeated.

With all due respect to your experience, I don't think CAPTCHAs as a
class have been defeated, in the sense that the goal is not to
completely defeat all spam, but rather the goal is to mitigate at
relatively low cost to ourselves and at high cost to the spammers, and
from personal experience I can say that reCAPTCHA has served that
purpose well when I have deployed it.

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