Archive for the 'Anti-Spam' Category

Bogo-Pogo AntiSPAM game

Monday, May 5th, 2008

After a month I’ve been trying to contact one of my correspondent I get an autoreply saying: “Thank You for contacting me, but due to the increasing amount of spam I started to receive at this e-mail address, I decided to close it.”

Guess many people suffer of spam as they send all this excuses: “Hello, This email address is not monitored.”;
“Hello, You have contacted an email that is no longer checked.”;
“Due to a large amount of spam I no longer have time to wade through all of the email I receive to get to the legitimate messages. So if you have a need to contact me please do so at my helpdesk at…”.
 Others use various services like so you need to fill in a form with CAPTCHA to prove you’re not a spam-bot.

How Not to Send Your E-Mails Into a JUNK folder

Monday, April 7th, 2008

  • Egg and bacon
  • Egg, sausage and bacon
  • Egg and spam
  • Egg, bacon and spam
  • Egg, bacon, sausage and spam
  • Spam, egg, sausage and spam
  • Spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon and spam
  • Spam, spam, spam, egg, and spam
  • Spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, spam, baked beans, spam, spam, spam and spam
  • Lobster thermidor aux crevettes with a Mornay sauce garnished with truffle pate, brandy and with a fried egg on top and spam
  • Spam, sausage, spam, spam, spam, bacon, spam, tomato and spam

— Have you got anything without spam?
— Well, there’s spam egg sausage and spam, that’s not got MUCH spam in it.
I don’t like spam!

from Monty Python SPAM Skit

Do you like spam? We all hate spam!
This is why many of us, ISPs and email hosts use spam-filters to stop receiving unsolicit emails. This is so clever…

But now you’re going to send a newsletter to your subscribers / prospects list. Are you sure your newsletter arrive your recipients? It can be rejected by some of these spam-filters as well. This is the back of a coin.

And now what?
You can use the free SpamCheck service to test your newsletter before you send the email out. This tool analyzes your message is less likely to be considered spam by the filters.


How To Protect your AutoResponse Plus web-form from spam-bots

Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
modified at June 28, 2007

AutoResponse PlusWhen you use AutoResponse Plus you can’t change the form-processing script to incorporate anti-spam features described earlier (How to protect a Contact-Form from Form-Spam bots).
And what now?

Fortunately the AutoResponse Plus (ARP3) supports mandatory fields. So we are able to use some JavaScript tricks to prevent ARP3 accepts forms from spam-bots.


How to protect a Contact-Form from Form-Spam bots

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

When you have a Contact-Form on your site, you are having problems with spam submissions to the form. Unfortunately, spammers have programs that find forms on the web, and automatically fill them out with spam messages.

The standard way out is the use of captchas. However, there are bots, that can recognize simple captchas in a second. Let’s review ideas of Form-Spam bots blocking without captchas.


Comprehensive Feedback Form with Attachments

Thursday, September 7th, 2006

You know that spam harvesters are able to take e-mails from websites if they are just coded in standard HTML. You could encode your email as I’ve described earlier. But a feedback form is the best approach.

The most of feedback forms allow them to enter their name, email and type a message. Sometime you may need to send an attached file (a photo, a screenshot…).

This Feedback-Form script provides you with an option to send an attached file with the form message.