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September 12th, 2006 by Patrick S

Zack just released his application and I felt left out (well not really) so I thought it time to launch, we here at MSBLOG have received thousands of spam comments/emails from bots daily regarding all sorts of topics (drugs, casino deals, porn and who knows what else) and to be honest I got SICK of it. So what to do to stop this problem or make some sort of influence… fight fire with fire of course 😛 . Introducing

The idea is simple and probably not that original. Using PHP we generate 500 random email addresses to domains that don’t exist. The idea is that email crawling robots index this page and begin to send out emails to these “people on our/your mailing list” to addresses that don’t exist in theory wasting the robots bandwidth, CPU cycles and time in the process.

Although the amount of resources that the bot will waste is minimal it is still an annoyance and a way for the common user to fight back. Perhaps the bots will learn a lesson and stop crawling this page or even yours!

So feel free to link to that page the bot will stumble across it while it crawls through all your pages and get a rude surprise.

 < -- you can use this image if you wish to link to the page (please upload it to your own server and not mooch off ours!) You can find the link to ANTI spam here at .

Patrick S (sorry for the doubble post i deleted the old one by accient)

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3 Responses

  1. Tom Olsson Says:

    Hey, I own the domain!

    Nah, just kidding… 🙂

    I like your approach, if we all do it maybe the spammers will get tired? Or at least less paid.

  2. Patrick S Says:

    Ha ha ha thanks for the feed back 😀

  3. Deandre Says:

    WordPress Trackback Spam!!!
    I have installed plugins that prevent comment spams, but this won't prevent trackback to be blocked. I've been spam by many
    MFA websites that most probably is from the same network with trackback, but they are not linking me on their website. May I
    know how do they do it and how do I stop it? Without disabling trackback?
    Thanks, and I'm using WordPress.