OT: MailMan spam protection (was Re: [ILUG] hey hun )
jm at jmason.org
Tue Jan 15 02:26:32 GMT 2002
Rick Moen said:
> Pretty neat. That would halt drive-by list-spammings of the fully
> automated variety, unless and until it became widely enough adopted that
> the bad guys auto-parsed that magic token to get approval
Yeah -- and if/when that does happen, we can move into
(a) phrased instructions: "reply with the word 'cat' in uppercase"
(b) images: "go to http://blah.com/foo.gif" and reply with the word in
That should make it too labour-intensive for the spammers, I'd say, esp.
if each list can have a different instruction phrase and password.
Unfortunately, it's still stuck in "idea" phase for me so far. :(
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