On Fri, 27 Apr 2007, CH wrote:
I am not sure what the exact name of it but I will try to explain it.
Say you reply to am email to a person and it comes back saying that you need
to verify that you are a real person and not a spammer.
And how do you verify if that message is from a real person and not a
spammer. "Click here" is a good way to install malware.
I personally find that sort of "spam blocker" to be incredibly invasive
and annoying. I also refuse to respond to any of them.
Also think about what would happen if everyone use this method. Everytime
you posted to a mailing list for the first time you would be mailbombed by
every member of the list.
You are better off using greylisting or some other nonintrusive solution.
"Invoking the supernatural can explain anything, and hence explains nothing."
- University of Utah bioengineering professor Gregory Clark