OT: MailMan spam protection (was Re: [ILUG] hey hun )
lbedford at lbedford.org
Tue Jan 15 12:04:59 GMT 2002
On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 01:26:14PM +1100, Justin Mason came forth with:
> 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
> > illegitimately.
> 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 image"
that's what paypal use to stop scripts from setting up accounts (along with
other things like depositing 3 random small amounts into your credit card,
and then asking you to say where they came from).
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