[Mailman-Users] creating hidden field to stop bot spamsubscriptionrequest
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Sat Dec 15 06:25:21 CET 2012
Mark Sapiro writes:
> The asking of a question which requires an "obvious to a human but
> extremely difficult to a machine" answer is probably the best
> defence as long as the questions and answers aren't fixed over many
> Mailman installations.
That's a great idea, actually! How about a standard (but optional)
feature for the subscription page like this:
*Please read the following description carefully. You will be*
*tested on the content later. *
This is the mailman-users list. It is used for communication
about the Mailman mailing list management software, primarily
among users, although developers often participate.
Your name: [ ]
Your email: [ ]
*Test question: *
* Do programmers of this package lurk here? (yes/no) [ ]*
Of course the "test question" would be list-owner configured, a la the
"security question" for password recovery that is commonly
implemented. The portions enclosed in stars would only be generated
if the "test question" were non-blank.
The answer to the "test question" could be further obfuscated by
placing it on a different page.
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