Spambots are programs which crawl the web and scour newsgroups to harvest email addresses. A whitepaper by NGSS covers some general approaches to countering automated attacks, of which spambots are a subset.
|Spambots are programs which crawl the web and scour newsgroups to harvest email addresses.|
|Those who control their own webserver may wish to actively redirect spambots.|
|Web page authors may wish to hide their mailto links using HTML-level techniques, while end users can manually “munge” their email address if they use it in a public place, to make it harder for a spambot to pick it up.|
|Some efforts have been made towards feeding spambots garbage addresses, to slow them down, and spoil the collected address lists.|