to various types of Spams and/or SpamDefensiveStrategies
A very abstract definition of spam:
Communication mediums that are spammable
- Unwanted communication which we cannot easily prevent ourselves from receiving if we use a certain communication or information retrieval system.
- Email is spammable the moment we publish our email address in a computer readable form in a public place. You don't even have to do that - spammers randomly generate email addresses. See OptOut.
- UseNet is highly spammable unless it is moderated.
- Bulletin boards are spammable if they are not moderated.
- The Web is not spammable if you follow links, but the moment you use a WebSearchEngine? you can be exposed to SearchEngineSpam?.
Any site on the net is spammable with ping -f
(flood ping) or other fun denial of service attacks (see DenialOfService
The landscape and language of Spam
Pages with "Spam" in title and relates to WikiSpam
Ways of dealing with SpamMail
Try a EmailHurdle
, or use NameMangling
. Whatever you do, do not use OptOut
if you are spammed.
See also ThrowawayEmailAndRidYourselfOfSpam
Solutions include protecting email addresses, and what to do if you do get spammed anyway.
is a new design for a SpamProof
communications system -- PhilipDorrell
contains a pro/con comparision of some of these proposed solutions.
SpamSolutions that are not specific to emails nor wiki
5 Steps for Setting Up a Small-Business Spam Defense http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/print/0,2361,319335,00.html
One is advised not to open suspicious or untrusted emails. However, every now and then the subject of the email by sheer coincidence
alines with a current legitimate project or activity. If you spam enough, you'll eventually hit that lucky coincidence and hook somebody.
See also SocialEngineering
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