[Operators] Spam Problem And Its Simple Solution

Krzysztof Grochocki sirbeherit at gmail.com
Sat Nov 19 13:27:37 UTC 2016


Over the past year I received spam message only in russian language or in
russian and english language together. I think we can block such messages
like it is in one of polish IM - just block incoming/outgoing messages
where is Cyrillic characters in text. At this time it's only the one way to
stop spam. Maybe someone can write such functionality as module for
ejabberd and prosody?


Krzysztof Grochocki
Beherit Development

2016-11-19 13:53 GMT+01:00 Marvin Gülker <m-guelker at phoenixmail.de>:

> Hi,
> On Sat, Nov 19, 2016 at 03:19:34PM +0300, A wrote:
> > How do this problem was solved back in 2000s? Very easy. Popular clients
> > just incorporated simple anti-spam measures to perform human-testing for
> any
> > new senders. Client just asked every new sender to answer simple
> > (customizable) question, such as "What is the planet name we are living
> on?"
> > and if sender managed to answer, the client allowed sender to actually
> > communicate with the recipient. This is just that easy.
> I like the general idea, but the protocol (not the questions themselves
> obviously) should be standardised into a XEP so that not every client
> creates its own idea of how to do it. You should suggest it on the
> xmpp-standards mailinglist.
> > someone from this list have relevant skills and can implement required
> > plugins and someone else can persuade client authors to include this
> plugin
> > to the default list, which comes with the app.
> As I said above, try to consolidate that into a XEP first, then ask
> client authors to implement it.
> Greetings
> Marvin
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