One of the things that I hate most is spam. Either it’s the spam that you received from email or comment, they are just the same. So far the actions that I took are defensive. I’m just trying hard to block or filter all the incoming spam.
Lately I found this site call – This link kills spam. The site is created to fill the email harvesting bots with invalid email addresses. Below is the explanation from the site.
“This site renders these harvester’s lists useless by filling them with invalid e-mail addresses. Once a spammer hits this site, they enter an infinite loop of randomly created email addresses (starting with the ones it generates when it first comes to the site) Once a mailing list has been poisoned with a number of invalid e-mail addresses, the resources required to send a message to this list increases, even though the number of valid recipients has not. This forces the spammer to exhaust more resources to send e-mail, in theory costing the spammer money and time. A best-case scenario would cause the spammer to throw out the mailing lists completely.”
Basically all you need to do is place a link provided by the site so that whenever a harvester visits your site, it gets filled with invalid email addresses. I’m not sure how this works because I never did use an email harvesting bots before. If this link does not give me much trouble or interfere with my blogging, I’m willing to take the chance and placing it. I sure don’t like the feeling that my blog are use to collect emails for spamming purposes. This will be my first offensive step against the spamming. If you know more about this or understand the effectiveness of this link, please share. Thanks.