[Operators] Spam Problem And Its Simple Solution

A a at creep.im
Sat Nov 19 13:40:15 UTC 2016

Hey Krzysztof. I can't imagine more nazi-er thing to do than to ban some 
scripts implying that this is the primary writing script to spam.

On 11/19/2016 04:27 PM, Krzysztof Grochocki wrote:
> Hello.
> 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?
> Regards,
> --
> Krzysztof Grochocki
> Beherit Development
> https://beherit.pl/
> 2016-11-19 13:53 GMT+01:00 Marvin Gülker <m-guelker at phoenixmail.de 
> <mailto: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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