Say Goodbye to Spam, A man built a Bot that Makes Spammers Give up

a man built a bot to annoy spammers until they give up

Spam are really annoying as it involve people you don't know stalking you in order to sell you something, and they don’t stop even when you tell them you're not interested,  but some one said enough is enough.

A software developer Brian Weinreich  got really annoid with the spam untill he invented a bot that annoys spammers back untill they stop sending email.

This happened 2 year a go when Brian Weinreich, the co-founder and head of product at ]]>Density]]> received so many spam on his business email account that he got fed up and decided to hit back 

So he invented the Sp@m Looper, a bot whose primary function is to respond to spam emails with a series of open-ended questions that seem like they could be a real person's response to an email enquiry.

However the very first email you get from a spamer will still go in to your inbox, but once forwarded to sp@mlooper.com, the bot then takes action and continues to automatically respond to all emails from same spammer's email address until the spammer get tired and decides to stop sending you emails.

Weinreich wrote in a blog post on ]]>Medium]]> that "Back in early 2015, I decided I had enough. It became clear to me: it's my job to stop spam. That 'Spam' button on Gmail just didn't get me going anymore. There's no reward. I was seeking revenge.. and some comedic relief,"

"I figured if I could eat up a spammers time, then they would have less time to perfect their new spamming technique.".

Spam Bot is available on GitHub for anyone to download, use or improve upon Brian Weinreich

He first tested this bot on a email address he created with a name of John Turing ,  the he found out that spammer were actually buying that were talking to a real person

This continued even when he changed the script to insert random "hipster words" at the end of the emails, which made it even clearer that the emails weren't coming from a human being, and at one point the bot even managed to negotiate a good discount on some software a spammer was hawking.

"I think one of the most interesting findings I had was the fact that after the first month, I didn't have to feed the Looper anymore," wrote Weinreich. "People were just spamming it on their own. It was miraculous. It reminded me a lot of the ]]>Hydra]]>  – the more people the Sp@m Looper responded to, the more spammers it attracted."

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