Re: Using Dilution to Fight Phishers

I've had a similar "dilution" system on my website for years, but this is for spammers harvesting email addresses. At the bottom of the page at

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is a list of randomly generated mailto email addresses. Ideally they have harvested millions of false email addresses off here and are wasting time sending to them.

Another nice idea is "honey pots" where spammers harvest the addresses, then, when they send to it, they are added to block lists. I haven't done this as yet, though.


[TELECOM Digest Editor's Note: I do the same thing on the web page for this Digest
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I have a link to what is called 'Spam Poison' near the top; clicking on that sends the spam harvesters to a site where they get into an endless loop of garbage. PAT]
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