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    Question Spam Bots

    Hi,

    when using a mailto:blah@blah.blah?subject=blah link in a webpage, do spam bots just pick up the email address or do some pick up the subject line also?

    I ask this as i'm yet to receive spam with the subject filled as directed by my coding!

    Have i just been lucky?

    thanks in advance for any info.

    krak_d

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    Considering the size of the spammers databases and assuming they would want to get rid of what is not needed, I would suspect that the majority of spam bots strip out anything after the "?".

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    Thanks Dave,

    i use Outlook 2002 but know very little of its capabilities. Is it possible to block all email from my domain name using a customised filter unless it has a specified ?subject=blah ?

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    I do not use outlook

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    krak_d,

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    Cheers Dean i'll take a look at that.

    I've just been playing about with Outlook, theres a whole load of stuff in there, i never realised there was so much to it!

    ..anyway, hopefully this will filter out a fair bit of rubbish, thanks.

    krak_d



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