spamtricker are two
that generate web pages full of fake email addresses. The idea is to thwart
spammers who use
to collect email addresses. When the spider, or
visits the page, it fills the spammer's database with
non-working addresses, and (hopefully) helps put the
out of business.
The two programs perform their task in different ways.
addies is a
program and is the easiest to install.
spamtricker generates static
HTML pages, presumably at intervals set by a
schedule. It is more effective than the CGI script, but requires
more work and server permissions to install.
This is not an original idea on my part. I first saw
similarly generated pages
then here. I
just wrote my own scripts as a "fun" programming exercise.