[RC5] spam

David Taylor rc5 at xfiles.nildram.co.uk
Fri Jun 18 22:13:47 EDT 1999


On Fri, 18 Jun 1999, Scott I. Remick wrote:

> Here's the solution I came up with:
> 
> Use a technique similar to those of web-page counters... create a script 
> that converts the email address text to a GIF.  Problem solved.

Hmm. Interesting idea :)

PHP3 even comes with an example of dynamically generated images, and i'm
sure it could be converted to *statically* generate the images once a day
during a stats update.   CPU usage might be a bit high though..
 
 At 06:48 PM 6/17/1999 , you wrote:
> >"We are looking into ways we can make it harder for spammers to harvest
> >email addresses from the stats database. Given the determination of some
> >
> >spammers, it will be difficult for us to completely protect email
> >addresses without taking the stats off-line completely. Currently, our
> >best
> >line of defense is to allow participants to be listed by something other
> >
> >than their email address. If anyone has other suggestions, feel free to
> >send them to our mailing list, rc5 at lists.distributed.net."
> 
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