[Operators] Spam Problem And Its Simple Solution

A a at creep.im
Sat Nov 19 13:41:18 UTC 2016


Hello. I didn't consider to suggest it in a XEP form. This seems viable. 
Will do when I have some spare time.

On 11/19/2016 03:53 PM, Marvin Gülker wrote:
> 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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