Spamproofing the Archives

From: Sellam Ismail <>
Date: Fri Dec 6 20:39:00 2002

On Fri, 6 Dec 2002, Steve Jones wrote:

> Why expose the address at all? How about you send the (plain text only)
> note on to the addressee w/o disclosing the address. If the recipient
> wants the sender to know their address, they'll respond to them.

Here's an idea that's based on this one. The e-mail address in the
message is replaced with a unique ID for each unique e-mail address in the
CC archives. The sender clicks on the link and a CGI form asks them for
THEIR e-mail address. After a look-up in a simple database, the ID is
translated into the actual e-mail address and a short message is sent to
the original poster saying "such-and-such from <email address> wants to
contact you".

All this can be easily implemented in PHP (CGI is so passe).

I still think it's easier to just find all spammers and rip their small
intestines out, then make chitlins with them and feed them back to them.

Sellam Ismail Vintage Computer Festival
International Man of Intrigue and Danger

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