Re: anti-spam idea for this list
On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 12:08:41PM -0500, DePriest, Jason R. wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Paul Johnson [mailto:email@example.com]
> > Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 11:12 PM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Subject: Re: anti-spam idea for this list
> > On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 03:17:48AM +0100, Pigeon wrote:
> > > I will give up my keyboard and text mode interface when they pry it
> > > from my cold dead fingers...
> > I'm with you, there.
> > - --
> > .''`. Paul Johnson <email@example.com>
> > : :' :
> > `. `'` proud Debian admin and user
> > `- Debian - when you have better things to do than fix a system
> How about using ASCII art instead (a la figlet or somesuch)?
> $ figlet -w 72 firstname.lastname@example.org
> _ _ _ _ ____ __ _ _
> (_)_ __ __| | ___ _ __ _ __(_) ___ ___| |_ / __ \ / _| |_| |__
> | | '__/ _` |/ _ \ '_ \| '__| |/ _ \/ __| __/ / _` | |_| __| '_ \
> | | | | (_| | __/ |_) | | | | __/\__ \ || | (_| | _| |_| |_) |
> _/ |_| \__,_|\___| .__/|_| |_|\___||___/\__\ \__,_|_| \__|_.__(_)
> |__/ |_| \____/
> ___ ___ _ __ ___
> / __/ _ \| '_ ` _ \
> | (_| (_) | | | | | |
> \___\___/|_| |_| |_|
> Makes perfect sense to a human eye, but should foil spam harvester bots.
I see it just fine, but then I am sighted. I don't know how blind
Debians access the list, but they do. I suppose they have something
that does text to voice, or text to braille. Whatever it is, I doubt
that it can handle figlet to voice/braille. I am not willing to leave
these people behind, even though I happen to know none. I am not
willing to poll the list, asking them to reveal themselves, so they
can be counted. Maybe there are, at the moment, absolutely none. But
there could be some, if we don't shut the door to them.
Until recently, I have not been much bothered by spam. I have recently,
been dropped from this list, because my mailbox filled with Swen stuff.
So I am learning ways to cope, and reading posts that discuss ideas for
coping. I'm getting mailfilter, and spamassassin working. The two
seem to be dealing with the problem adequately, for me. Swen is not
spam, but it has some of the properties of spam. Really controling it
probably will require changes in the way email is implemented on the
internet. This will require cooperation from people in the domain of
the evil empire (whoever that is ;-). In the meantime, we make do.
Paul E Condon