Food4Spam
Food4Spam
0.4

1.5

Food4Spam free download for Mac

Food4Spam

0.4
21 June 2003

Gather spammer email addresses from Mail.app.

Overview

Food4Spam basically has two functions. First it generates a list of fake email adresses for easy distribution on websites, weblogs or in newsgroups. This way you will help to pollute the spammers email-databases with adresses that do not work. Second it sports an easy way to hide your email adresses on webpages by encapsulating them in a JavaScript to make it harder for spammers to find.

The second purpose of Food4Spam, the hiding of email adresses, makes it easier for you to provide your email address on Web pages or in weblogs, but encode your address in a form that makes it hard for spammers to read. This is done by a "by-character" encoding of the HTML link, or even better, by encapsulating the encoded link in a JavaScript.

What's new in Food4Spam

Version 0.4 adds the following:
  • Added option to only get a short-version link text when encapsulating the fake email addresses in HTML, e.g. "cabi@vraoxhqn.ma" will be displayed as "cabi". Further we caught and eliminated some minor bugs.

10 Food4Spam Reviews

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Anonymous
10 June 2003

Most helpful

Garbage! Do *not* download this. The sender is usually forged in spam, so all this will do is harass innocent people further. This sort of software is actually spam friendly. It should probably be removed from MacUpdate completely.
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Version 0.1
Recap
10 October 2003
THE CONCEPT OF THIS PROGRAM IS TERRIBLE! THIS SOFTWARE IS SPAM FRIENDLY! 1) Spammers don't care how many nonexistent addresses they reach. 2) 90% of from addresses on spam emails are fake and emailing them causes bounces. 3) If a spammer uses valid harvested email addresses in 'from' headers, this software will spread those to more spammers and result in the owner of the valid address receiving additional spam. 4) This software is a bandwidth waster.
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Version 0.4
Anonymous
15 June 2003
all this will do is waste more bandwidth. spammers don't care about how many invalid addresses they reach
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Version 0.2
Anonymous
11 June 2003
There is no such thing as a "fake" (but RFC valid) email address. For all you know, even a generated random address is or will be used by a person at some point. If you don't want your own address to "randomly" be listed for spammers, don't do that. If you don't want your address to be listed for spammers just because it was forged as a From: by some other spammer, don't use *this* software. By thinking these sorts of things help, you're buying into the snake oil of the spam age; you are doing nothing that actually stops spam.
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Version 0.1
Anonymous
11 June 2003
AFAIK 'Spamfire' is almost the same as the Apple Mail built in junk filter. But all these filters do nothing to avoid spam in the long term. This is a great approach to make the spam-spidering nonsense. Maybe the programmer should add an option to only make a list of fake email addresses...?
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Version 0.1
Mikebartlett
11 June 2003
Sorry, that's crap. Collecting "from" adresses doesn't make any sense because those adresses are already 99% fakes. Everybody can try it out by sending a spammail "back". The result is that you get another mail telling you that the sender doesn't exist. In my opinion the only reliable way so far to fight against these gangsters is 'Spamfire' /http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/8404) (http://www.matterform.com/index.php?page=/spamfire/index.php)
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Version 0.1
Anonymous
11 June 2003
On 2 or 3 occasions, my email address (webmaster or postmaster) has been used to send spam to people posting on my web site. This software would result in me being deluged in email.
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Version 0.1
Anonymous
10 June 2003
Think twice! An email address already used as a reply address for spam is a thousand times worse than it's distribution through a website. I like the idea to flood the spam-system with millions of not-working adresses to lame spam. As every other program this it not the solution of the spam problem, but it's another way of fighting against it. I do not want to rate this application because it seems to be in a too early development stage, but the idea is basically fine!
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Version 0.1
Anonymous
10 June 2003
What happens to the email addresses of real people that spammers harvest for sender spoofing? It seems that with this program, not only is the poor victim's email address being abused by spammers, but now it's also being republished so OTHER spammers can grab it. Bad Idea.
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Version 0.1
TheFoo
10 June 2003
It seems that you simply did not understand how this application helps to fight spam! Have a look at http://spammerfood.sourceforge.net/ and rethink your fast conviction. It works brilliant for me. And as the author says it's a "work in progress", so let's have another look at final version 1.0...
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Version 0.1
Anonymous
10 June 2003
Garbage! Do *not* download this. The sender is usually forged in spam, so all this will do is harass innocent people further. This sort of software is actually spam friendly. It should probably be removed from MacUpdate completely.
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Version 0.1
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App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
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