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Fighting the war on spam!

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:28 pm
by Greg46m
Group,

I apologize for not realizing this sooner and nipping it in the butt, but spam bots crawl this site everyday looking for your email address to send junk to you. Our newest member pointed out that as soon as he registered that he started receiving spam so I figured they must be getting email address off this site as well as other places. So I put in a patch that will stop the problem. The way a robot works is that it looks for email addresses, more specifically the @ sign and the period (.). Then it grabs the email and puts it into it's database to send you spam. The way the patch works is that when a page is generated it replaces those two symbols with words (at) and (period). The script decodes it and displays it properly but a spambot is not able to decode it therefore it won't be able to grab your email anymore. Hopefully you noticed less spam or at the very least, no more than you are receiving now.

Spam

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:29 pm
by Chaser
Greg,
Been getting lots of spam but I don't know if its from this site or not my ISP is not catching all of it. most seems to be from a finacial and stack spammer

Chad

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 7:50 pm
by Greg46m
Yea, thats what a lot of mine is too. Hard to tell where they got if from, but at least nobody else will get your email address from here.

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:18 pm
by KEITH_HARRIS
GREG, I AM STILL WAITING TO COLLECT ON PROBABLY 100 OR SO LOTTERIES I HAVE WON, BUT THE "EMPTY" KEY WORKS PRETTY GOOD. HARD TO STOP ALL OF IT. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO.

KEITH

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:52 am
by Greg46m
KEITH_HARRIS wrote:GREG, I AM STILL WAITING TO COLLECT ON PROBABLY 100 OR SO LOTTERIES I HAVE WON, BUT THE "EMPTY" KEY WORKS PRETTY GOOD. HARD TO STOP ALL OF IT. THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO.

KEITH
You think waiting on your lottery money is bad; all my stock finances are so far in the red that they're burgendy. Not to mention I"m still waiting on my free Xbox 360 so that I can turn around and sell it on Ebay to pay for all this viagra I got. :oops:

8) 8)

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:55 am
by rrnut282
You mean all those GREAT stock tips lost money??? :cry:

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:59 am
by KEITH_HARRIS
DON'T FORGET FREE SHIPPING!!!!!!!

KEITH

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:49 pm
by Greg46m
KEITH_HARRIS wrote:DON'T FORGET FREE SHIPPING!!!!!!!

KEITH
Too bad I don't live in one of those 3 zip codes that get free shipping.

Posted: Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:03 pm
by Mark
I've been forwarding some of my stock market
spam to "spam at nasd dot com" They want to
help.

Mark