[Mailman-Users] Automated Subscription Bots Inundating List Owners With Subscription Requests

Ralf Hildebrandt Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de
Tue Oct 23 08:55:32 CEST 2012

* Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>:
> On Oct 22, 2012, at 5:40 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull <turnbull at sk.tsukuba.ac.jp> wrote:
> > I'm dubious about the net value of CAPTCHAs.  Personally, I generally
> > take a CAPTCHA as a "NO TRESPASSING -- THIS MEANS YOU!" sign, and
> > don't go back.
> CAPTCHAs are already at the point where advanced code can apply statistical methods and solve them faster and better than many humans.

I recently got 30 new comments on my blog, all of which were spam.
And of course I'm using a CAPTCHA there. So Brad's point is probably

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