Anti Spam and Junk mail tools

When you link to this site, email harvesting programs that visit your site will follow the link to us and can then harvest as many fake addresses as they want, poluting the list and reducing the spammers capacity to hit legitimate email addresses.

Pollute Spam E-Mail Lists

One of the anti spam features of this site is the facility to bloat the email databases of spammers with fake email addresses.

When you link to this site, your links drive email havesting software and robots (SpamBots) into our trap.

How does Spam Stop help

It takes just as much bandwidth to send an email to a fake address as it does a real one, so by introducing more fake addresses into harvested email lists, we can reduce the amount of spam emails that hit legitimate addresses. Ultimately the spammers will need to clean out their databases. It also makes the mailing lists worthless to any company purchasing the list.

What is URL Re-writing?

URL Re-writing is an instruction to the web server to serve a dynamic page when it recieves a request for a static page that meets a set criteria.

As far as the visitor (or email collecting program) is concerned, it is looking at an entirly new page every time it follows a link. What it is actually getting is the same page, over and over again, each time with freshly generated email addresses.

The following link shows what the email harvester sees.

How does this work?

This site contains special pages that dynamically generate fake email addresses which can be harvested by email collecting programs. The page is constructed to look like a genuine page to the havesting robots

Each special page also contains a link back to itself. Because the content is dynamically generated with every visit, and thanks to a little trick called URL re-writing, every time it is viewed, it appears to be an entirely new page, with new email addresses to harvest.

This means that havesting software and robots see hundreds of pages, each with fake addresses to havest.

We also provide links out to other sites that also dynamically generate email addresses for harvest, so when they eventually tire of our site, they have other sources of fake addresses to fill up their databases and bandwidth.