pkchukiss - 5:35 am on Oct 6, 2002 (gmt 0)
I have got a suggestion. We could foil those evil people's plans by creating a fake file, FULL of fake email addresses (they must look the job), at least 1 megabyte, and post it on the web server. Also, link to this file from the other web pages with a link that says, "Email addresses for spam bots (1 MB)" or something to that effect. That way, humans won't click on the link, but those pesky bots would. After they have harvested all the email addresses, and merged it into the list, they would have at least 50 % useless email addresses. That would foil those people's plans. A list with many useless email addresses would be extremely useless to those pathetic spammers. Better still, crash that stupid bot by making the file size very big, or add taunts like "haha@IHaveSpoiltYourList.SoThere" to rub salt into those spammer's injury. So much so for revenge!