[Juser] registrations and spam

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Wed Aug 20 01:59:36 UTC 2014


Thanks for your offer of assistance! These are bots, not people. Matthew 
Wild (who is on this list) did some thinking and early code to overcome 
these challenges, but I'm not sure where he stands with that. Perhaps 
some collaboration is in order. :-)

Peter

On 8/19/14, 5:55 PM, Stalithe wrote:
> If the problem is primarily that bots are registering accounts, I believe I could help you to address this problem. I have experience with building robust countermeasures to automated form submissions, integrating methods inspired from primary as well as secondary research.
>
> If, on the other hand, the problem is that real people are registering the accounts (and then using those accounts to send spam (whether manually or through automation)), I have some ideas about how you might mitigate that problem as well.
>
> On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 4:11 PM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im>wrote:
>> Registration is still disabled because we haven't figured out a way to
>> offer it without allowing lots of spammer accounts onto the system, and
>> such accounts cause us a lot of trouble.
>>
>> You folks do realize that there are a mere half dozen *volunteers* running
>> the jabber.org IM service, right? ;-)
>>
>> Peter
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