Project Honey Pot – Webmaster Alert

I’ll be honest, I’m not sure how I’m going to use this but it sounds like an excellent service. They are dedicated to minimizing spammers and spambots. A honey pot attracts insects, pest like spammers. Therefore, I think you bait your site to attract the spammers and then the Honey Pot Project follows the trail back to the source. The script you use is handled automatically by the Honey Pot Project so you won’t have to worry about increased traffic or bandwidth issues as a result of offering the Honey Pot bait. Check it out.

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Project Honey Pot is the first and only distributed system for identifying spammers and the spambots they use to scrape addresses from your website. Using the Project Honey Pot system you can install addresses that are custom-tagged to the time and IP address of a visitor to your site. If one of these addresses begins receiving email we not only can tell that the messages are spam, but also the exact moment when the address was harvested and the IP address that gathered it.

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