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Simon Bond | Thu, 28 May 2009 13:00:05 UTC

Ive been contemplating the issues of using whitelisting with email, and would be interested to hear your thoughts on the following.

What if.. during a "whitelist authorisation request" the remote email server responded with an instant captcha request. The sender would then be required to complete the captcha. On completion the sender would be approved and whitelisted.

Each email user would also be given the ability to chose between a captcha request (to be authorised on their whitelist) or a personal question, such as what is the opposite of happy... Or have them randomly generated.

This would dramatically reduce spam. Or... you could implement digital signatures such as those provided by verisign and if the signature passed, you would be able to bypass the above, as your details had been verified.

Just a few thoughts.... interesting article, thanks.


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