Re: [anti-spam] [anti-spam-wg] antispam suggestion

  • To: Alexander Kolesnik anti-spam-wg@localhost
  • From: "Wilfried Woeber, UniVie/ACOnet" Woeber@localhost
  • Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 12:41:25 +0000
  • Organization: UniVie - ACOnet
  • Reply-to: Woeber@localhost

Alexander Kolesnik wrote:

> Dear sirs,
> 
> Last  time  I'm  receiving  a  lot  of  spam  to my RIPE contact
> email.
> 
> I have a suggestion that will probably help to reduce spam to emails
> provided in RIPE whois output:
> 1. Substitute email addresses in whois output with something like "use
> http://www.ripe.net/whois";
> 2. Substitute letters in emails at http://www.ripe.net/whois with
> their graphical representation or use javascript to build the text
> that spam robots will be unable to parse.
> 3. Add following text to your whois web-engine: "You need
> javascript-compatible (graphics-compatible) browser to see emails".
> 
This would most probably -imho- do more harm to legitimate users than
it will (at least in the long run) stop spammers from using that source
of addresses.

Not least the query-modify-sign-resubmit cycle for those who have
to *maintain* data.

Wilfried.