[Mailman-Users] creating hidden field to stop bot spamsubscriptionrequest

Chuck Peters cp at ccil.org
Fri Aug 2 06:27:18 CEST 2013

On Sat, Dec 15, 2012 at 12:25 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>wrote:

> 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.
>     To subscribe
>     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.

Has this feature made it into 2.1.16rc2?

If not, does someone have a patch?


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