Spam-X is a small anti-spam program that seeks to block +email harvesting spambots and flood them with hundreds or even thousands of worthless e-mail addresses. It "hides" these junk mailto: links in the body of a normal-appearing HTML page, which it generates using words from a dictionary of over 45,000 English words. It generates each page of junk mailto: links very slowly, thereby wasting the spambot's time. Last but not least, it includes a "loop back" link to itself, with a random parameter, hoping to fool the spambot in to endlessly looping and thereby getting "stuck" on the Spam-X link and blocking it from ever reaching your real email address.
DocumentationUser install guide available in HTML format from http://www.lindstromconsulting.com/documentation/spam-x/INSTALL.html
released on 30 July 2005
|License||Verified by||Verified on||Notes|
|GPLv2orlater||Janet Casey||19 November 2002|
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|Required to use||GNU make 3.76 or later|
|Required to use||Perl 5.6.0 or later|
This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 14 January 2017.