[Mailman-Users] Spams directed to list owner.
pdbogen at gmail.com
Tue Jul 11 22:08:56 CEST 2006
On 7/11/06, Dragon <dragon at crimson-dragon.com> wrote:
> Such "obfuscation" is virtually useless. It is a pretty trivial
> exercise to write a Perl program to collect e-mail addresses from
> such schemes (I could do it in a matter of less than an hour to cover
> all of the common variations). Same goes for all sorts of other
> schemes that try to hide the e-mail address.
> Since there is little that can be done to prevent a determined person
> from harvesting addresses and nothing that can be done to prevent
> spammers from sending, the best tactic that can be used today is a
> good bayesian spam filter. But that is only part of the solution, it
> also requires a conscientious administrator who is willing to take
> the time to train it on both ham and spam.
FWIW, the mini-turing-test ideas seem fairly reasonable, if you build
in enough variations.
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- Patrick Bogen
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