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WISearchers
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Joined: 2002-12-23
Posts: 381
Location: Madison, WI, USA

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:22 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Webmaster:

Please make the emails fo the board members a flat image (not text). The web spiders are grabbing them as they are and spamming the board.

Thanks,

Tony (Mr. WISearcher)
 
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Ms. WISearcher
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Joined: 2004-02-12
Posts: 472
Location: DeForest, WI

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by WISearchers:
Webmaster:

Please make the emails fo the board members a flat image (not text). The web spiders are grabbing them as they are and spamming the board.

Thanks,

Tony (Mr. WISearcher)




Ahhh...so that is why we are getting all of that spam so frequently...I thought that you joined some weird site or something...lol
 
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WISearchers
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Joined: 2002-12-23
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 3:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by Ms. WISearcher:

you joined some weird site or something...lol



No honey, those emails to to a different email address you don't see... I just subscribed to nakedWGAmemberswithlowmortgages.com LOL
 
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Trudy and the beast
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Joined: 2002-07-26
Posts: 2375
Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA

PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 4:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I have even been getting email that comes up with my email address as the sender GRRR! How do they do that?

Perhaps we should reformat our email as:

NOSPAM ray AT handley DOT net NOSPAM

What a pain in the *** this has become

signed
highlyurinated@inconsideraterectumsspamingmy.com
tb
 
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Miata
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Joined: 2002-02-20
Posts: 860
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 11:02 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Check this link out to hide e-mail address from web spiders.
http://www.stevedawson.com/emailencode.php
 
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Paul
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Joined: 2002-04-02
Posts: 86
Location: Cameron WI

PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 2:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

Putting this in the .htaccess file will take care of a bunch of those email harvesting robots. I use it on all my domains.

code:

RewriteEngine on
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Alexibot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^asterias [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^BackDoorBot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Black.Hole [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^BlackWidow [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^BlowFish [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^BotALot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^BuiltBotTough [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Bullseye [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^BunnySlippers [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Cegbfeieh [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^CheeseBot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^CherryPicker [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ChinaClaw [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^CopyRightCheck [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^cosmos [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Crescent [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Custo [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^DISCo [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^DittoSpyder [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Download\ Demon [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^eCatch [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EirGrabber [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailCollector [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailSiphon [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EmailWolf [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EroCrawler [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Express\ WebPictures [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ExtractorPro [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^EyeNetIE [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^FlashGet [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Foobot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^FrontPage [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GetRight [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GetWeb! [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Go-Ahead-Got-It [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Googlebot-Image [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Go-Ahead-Got-It [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Googlebot-Image [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Go!Zilla [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^GrabNet [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Grafula [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Harvest [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^hloader [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^HMView [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^httplib [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^HTTrack [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^humanlinks [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ia_archiver [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Image\ Stripper [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Image\ Sucker [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Indy\ Library [NC,OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^InfoNaviRobot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^InterGET [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Internet\ Ninja [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^JennyBot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^JetCar [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^JOC\ Web\ Spider [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Kenjin.Spider [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Keyword.Density [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^larbin [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^LeechFTP [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^LexiBot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^libWeb/clsHTTP [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^LinkextractorPro [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^LinkScan/8.1a.Unix [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^LinkWalker [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^lwp-trivial [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mass\ Downloader [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mata.Hari [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Microsoft.URL [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^MIDown\ tool [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^MIIxpc [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mister.PiX [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mister\ PiX [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^moget [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mozilla/2 [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^moget [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mozilla/2 [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mozilla/3.Mozilla/2.01 [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Mozilla.*NEWT [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Navroad [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NearSite [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NetAnts [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NetMechanic [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NetSpider [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Net\ Vampire [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NetZIP [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NICErsPRO [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^NPBot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Octopus [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Offline.Explorer [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Offline\ Explorer [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Offline\ Navigator [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Openfind [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^PageGrabber [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Papa\ Foto [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^pavuk [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^pcBrowser [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ProPowerBot/2.14 [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ProWebWalker [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ProWebWalker [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^QueryN.Metasearch [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^ReGet [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^RepoMonkey [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^RMA [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SiteSnagger [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SlySearch [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SmartDownload [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SpankBot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^spanner [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SuperBot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^SuperHTTP [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Surfbot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^suzuran [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Szukacz/1.4 [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^tAkeOut [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Szukacz/1.4 [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^tAkeOut [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Teleport [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Teleport\ Pro [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Telesoft [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^The.Intraformant [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^TheNomad [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^TightTwatBot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Titan [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^toCrawl/UrlDispatcher [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^toCrawl/UrlDispatcher [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^True_Robot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^turingos [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^TurnitinBot/1.5 [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^URLy.Warning [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^VCI [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^VoidEYE [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebAuto [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebBandit [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebCopier [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebEMailExtrac.* [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebEnhancer [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebFetch [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebGo\ IS [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Web.Image.Collector [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Web\ Image\ Collector [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebLeacher [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebmasterWorldForumBot [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebReaper [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebSauger [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Website\ eXtractor [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Website.Quester [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Website\ Quester [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Webster.Pro [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebStripper [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Web\ Sucker [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebWhacker [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WebZip [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Wget [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Widow [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Wget [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Widow [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^[Ww]eb[Bb]andit [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WWW-Collector-E [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^WWWOFFLE [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Xaldon\ WebSpider [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Xenu's [OR]
RewriteCond %{HTTP_USER_AGENT} ^Zeus
RewriteRule ^.*$ emailsforyou.php [L]



And the emailsforyou.php file.

code:

<?
/*
This file generate a list of 100 email address faked,
useful to create some troubles to stupid mot***-****** spam bots!
*/
echo "This server does not accept known web page mining tools. If you set your user-agent to one of those types, please remove it so you may $
web sites again.<br><br>If you are a spambot, have 500 fake email addresses to bounce.<BR><BR>--Webmaster<BR><BR>";

srand ((double) microtime() * 1000);
$indirizzi= array('ping', 'pong', 'fsck', 'fling', 'sbum', 'pang', 'dumdedum', 'homer', 'curvaceous', 'anointed','kooyanisqatsi', 'quitter', '$
for($i=0; $i<500; $i++)
{
$mail=$indirizzi[rand(0,count($indirizzi)-1)].'@'.$indirizzi[rand(0,count($indirizzi)-1)].$indirizzi[rand(0,count($indirizzi)-1)].$indiriz$
echo "<a href=mailto:$mail>$mail</a> ";
}
?>



------------------

PWB - Comet Cache Chasers
http://www.cachechasers.com
 
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Cheesehead Dave
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Joined: 2002-04-06
Posts: 1031
Location: Kenosha, WI

PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:01 am Reply with quote Back to top

I use phpwpoison

Go to my website and click on the question mark at the bottom of the page. It takes you to email.php which, after a deliberate delay to slow down the mail harvesters, generates a fairly realistic looking page with fake emails to harvest.

Thanks for the .htaccess file. That's one thing I didn't have.
 
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GrouseTales
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Joined: 2002-02-18
Posts: 3399
Location: West Allis, Wi

PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:18 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've been getting a ton of spam sent to my @wi-geocaching.com addresses
 
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Jeremy
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Joined: 2002-02-19
Posts: 3251
Location: Milwaukee, WI

PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2004 11:49 pm Reply with quote Back to top

OK, I've changed all the email addresses on the About Us page to images. Note that the CacheCows already had them encoded in a numeric format that probably would have tripped up some (but not all) email harvesters.

I did not bother to set any spambot "traps" on the WGA site... I'll let other people come up with creative ways to slow the harvesters down. Restricting which "User Agents" can access the site seems worthless, as the harvesters can just use the same string reported by IE or Mozilla or a random string.

And since I'm also getting spam at my @wi-geocaching.com address which is no longer listed on the page, I'm guessing the addresses were harvested some time ago and are only now being sold and spammed.

[This message has been edited by jvechinski (edited 12-19-2004).]
 
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Mama Fishcacher
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Joined: 2003-11-23
Posts: 468
Location: Near Madison, WI

PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

"user agents"... "web spiders"... "harvesters"... "Mozilla"..... sounds like a bad horror movie. Image

~MF
 
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WISearchers
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Joined: 2002-12-23
Posts: 381
Location: Madison, WI, USA

PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

quote:
Originally posted by fishcachers:
"Mozilla"..... sounds like a bad horror movie. Image

~MF



Mozilla. Mozilla?!!!!

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OH NOOOOO!!!

 
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GrouseTales
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Location: West Allis, Wi

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:33 am Reply with quote Back to top

Man, my @wi-geocaching.com email account has been getting absolutely slammed with spam the past few days. All relating to stock market crap Image
 
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Flushingrouse
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Posts: 364
Location: Sussex, Wi, USA

PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

You're not alone there... I've noticed a major jump in my spam email as well over the last two or three days... Mostly about stocks and meds...

What fun!!!

Bill
"Flushingrouse"
 
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