Author: M.Zraik (26 Jun 08 1:47pm)
Hi J. Norwood,
Although it may seem that the work is futal, it isn't. J. Huysmans is correct not only about HoneyPot, but also many other BL's.
However, it's that feeling of violation that seems to get us riled up and frustrated.
I recommend using your .htaccess file if you have control over it and redirect the morons making a living on spam to places like the fbi.gov website, or my favorite, have the server process a 410 GONE error. And then create a group of randomly generated pages of pure junk email addresses - about 25 pages of 150 randomly generated (Not Filterable) email addresses that are not linked to any of your normal pages, but they exists just for those spam bots to find, all 3750 of them.
Since the bots are just software, they will happily collect your un-filterable junk emails and add them to their database and basically be a huge pain for the spammer to manually remove each one. Eventually, you can become more of a pain than a resource and start costing the lazy spammers time and money, or they can remove you from their list of targets. Not that they will give up immediately, but eventually. So don't just block the IP's with a 403 forbidden, use other redirects and errors to spice up your life, and theirs.