[Coco] Smart subscription bots
pfitchjr at bellsouth.net
Sun Jun 21 17:08:34 EDT 2009
Are humans involved in any portion of the fake subscription process? Ie,
would the bots be able to pass the "please enter the numbers you see in the
box above" test?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com
> [mailto:coco-bounces at maltedmedia.com] On Behalf Of Dennis
> Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2009 7:13 AM
> To: cocoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts
> Subject: [Coco] Smart subscription bots
> Hi all,
> We've had an uptick in fake subcription requests in multiple
> lists and sites than I manage. Usually these could be
> filtered out because the robots wouldn't put in a real name.
> But now they are coming with the full form filled in -- the
> past three requests to the CoCo list have been bogus.
> So assistant admins please do not subscribe anyone
> immediately anymore. Check if their name and email plus
> "color computer" or "coco" or "trs-80" or "tandy" come up in
> a search. That will give you some reassurance that the
> subscriber is real.
> If you have any doubt, reject the request with a brief note
> about new smart bots and that they should contact the admin
> with a line or two about their CoCo interests. I'll get the
> followup email if they're real.
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