[Standards] MUC Spam and MUC invites

Jonathan Chayce Dickinson chayce.za at gmail.com
Wed Sep 5 20:19:15 UTC 2007

Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Wed Sep  5 16:21:18 2007, Adam Nemeth wrote:
> *Snip*
> Open user registration is something else - you're effectively allowing 
> someone to create a new identity there. (I don't think "CAPTCHA" is 
> the way forward here either). I think that's the root cause, here.
Just look up PWNTCHA on Google. CAPTCHA isn't enough, alone, but it is 
definitely a deterrent. Certificates are ultimately the definitive 
answer, I think. They are free off start.com, but you need a real and 
proper email address to get it. You can then also complain to start.com 
and they will retract the certificate.

Or the whole sign-up process needs to become a lot more interactive, OOB 
registration might be the answer.
> *Snip*

jonathan chayce dickinson
ruby/c# developer

email:  chayce.za at gmail.com
jabber: moitoi at inflecto.org

<some profound piece of wisdom>

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