Help fight SPAM bots
spamtricker.pl is a perl script that generates a static HTML
page filled with fake email addresses. It is more
effective than addies.pl because you can
link to the page it generates instead of to a
script. Many email harvesting robots ignore pages that are
obviously CGI-generated. The disadvantage of spamtricker.pl
is that you need
permission on the server to install it correctly.
See an example generated page.|
In order to install spamtricker.pl, you should have permission to
run cron on your web host (on a UNIX server).
Your web host must be able to run perl as well.
spamtricker.zip and unzip it.
Upload spamtricker.pl to your web host.
Change the permissions to make the script executable, e.g.:
chmod 755 spamtricker.pl
Edit the file with a text editor. Change the line:
$pageName points to the name and location of the
file you want to generate (make sure you have write
permission for that location).
Edit your cron schedule:
and add an entry to run spamtricker.pl at certain
intervals. For example:
In this example, spamtricker.pl is located in
/home/users/fred/public_html/. The script will generate a new page
of fake email addresses every hour, on the hour.
0 * * * * /home/users/fred/public_html/spamtricker.pl
If you want to learn more about cron, here is a
Link to the generated file from page(s) on your website.
You can use this nifty button, if you want:
Link to Our Copy
If you don't have perl, cron, or CGI permission on your web
server, or if the server is not a UNIX machine, you won't be
able to install spamtricker correctly. In that case (or if you just don't
feel like installing it), you can link to the generated page
on our website here. It updates
spamtricker.pl is a
program written by Drake Emko. Modify and/or
distribute it however you want. Be my guest.
link to us