Idea: Human screenning

Paul Bohme openmoko at
Mon Jan 15 21:05:17 CET 2007

Dave Crossland wrote:
> On 15/01/07, Gervais Mulongoy <gervais.mulongoy at> wrote:
>> Heh, until the phone spam operators start using basic voice 
>> recognition and
>> to defeat the simple riddle :p
> Spammers don't do email address de-obfuscation because it takes too
> much processing time; I can't see them doing this in practice :-)

Unfortunately, with zombie bot-nets being what they are, spammers have 
essentially infinite CPU power at their disposal.  Whether the 
investment to get through a single obstinate node is worthwhile, look 
for any mechanism short of a pure white-list to be eventually overrun.


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