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Re: ISP wants to stop outgoing web based spam

  • From: Matthew Black
  • Date: Wed Aug 09 11:52:52 2006

On Wed, 09 Aug 2006 15:59:52 +0200 Jeroen Massar <[email protected]> wrote:
On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 09:50 -0400, Mills, Charles wrote:
I think if such a thing would exist, the "verification" gifs to prevent
automated free yahoo and hotmail account signups would be defeated as

You mean Captcha (

Which is not so much of an issue:

Use of "captchas" has serious accessibility issues:0
visually-impaired users will have trouble completing forms.
From a legal standpoint, this is a no-go and most definitely
not possible for any government or public-sector agency in
the United States. Several web accessibility regulations
prohibit impairments.

matthew black
network services
california state university, long beach
1250 bellflower boulevard
long beach, ca  90840-0101