[thelist] spammers/spambots

Conyers, Dwayne dwayne.conyers at hp.com
Thu Jul 30 09:59:53 CDT 2009

Nan Harbison post toasted:

> The problem with blacklisting certain words 
> is that spammers then use a zero for an 'o', 
> or a one for an 'l' or misspell the word so 
> it is still recongicable to the human eye 
> but not to the blacklist.

True.  And one thing I have noticed on our site was that even with all of the aforementioned tricks, we had people who would manually type spam in... bypassing all of the bot traps.

For some reason... I was STILL not convinced to buy whatever they were selling.

But obviously somebody out there must be, or else why would spammers continue to spam?

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