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You are correct, it is an attempt to fool the spam filter by throwing off the statistical analysis of the text. Without all this nonsense text, the filter would rate it, say "90% likely to be spam" because of "Click Here" and other text. Now, with all this business speak in the hidden text, the filter can't be so sure and might rate it "50% likely" and ...


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Thanks to schroeder's comments leading to google Help center, I decided to set up a blacklist of words typical for scam. Comments containing those words will require approval. The blacklist can be set there: https://www.youtube.com/comment_management It's a comma separated list of words or phrases: You still will have the option to show the comment if ...


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I don't think that your idea is effective to pollute the spammers lists with so much fake entries that the costs of sending spam increases noticeable. But as far as I know such fake accounts are still used to fight spam, although in different ways: Since spammer don't handcraft a new spam mail for each recipient but base mails on templates such dummy ...


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I don't see the point of doing that. It's like a drop in the ocean, and even this wouldn't help against getting spam to the real addresses. If having to put your email address online, the best you can do is to simply substitute @ and . with something else. Another character, image, or something you can't match a regex on. It really helps.These crawlers don't ...


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You will never prevent all spammers; not with a CAPTCHA or any technical means. Some spammers hire "smurfs", which are large numbers of people who each send one spam per web site, but each person spams hundreds of sites. The motive of the spammers is likely to use your site to deliver their spam in your response emails. If your response to the contact ...



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