Monday, July 18, 2005

The fight against unsolicited commercial email

What's This Page For?

The purpose of this page is to make it so that spammers who attempt to collect email addresses off the web through programs will not have real email addresses in their database, causing them trouble because they will have to clean out their list. This page has one hundred randomly generated email addresses (reload and new ones will appear). At the bottom of the page is a link to this page again, essentially reloading it for programs to collect more fake email addresses. Email collecting programs will be sent in an infinite loop by following the link at the bottom of the page and will get more and more fake email addresses stuck in their databases. This helps to place many invalid email addresses that won't help spammers (they will get more returned email ;) and is our effort to FIGHT SPAM.


Actually there is a very simple solution to this plague. Without credit card merchant accounts unsolicited commercial email would not be economic. If Visa, MasterCard, et al were to alter their terms of service to ban spammers this would all cease.

1 comment:

Keith Reid said...

So how exactly do you propose credit card merchants stop email spam?

I can't imagine any specific pseudo-legal terms that might be successful in preventing spam by somehow having the spammers need to register for CC merchant accounts.

BTW: I've joined the fight. =8)