The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Email Situation, Part II

I seem to be on a roll. I think I nailed The Email Situation. Several searches lead me to an email which pointed to the solution to the problem I was having. It wasn't a direct solution, but it certainly led me in the right direction to solving the problem with just a few lines of code:

; check to see if the user has authenticated, if so
; return OK and skip the rest of the processing (we
; hope)  
tauth = smfi_getsymval(ctx,"{auth_authen}");
if (!emptynull_string(tauth))

I've also made the latest version available for download.

Four months … I'm not sure if that's good or bad

It took about four months for comment spammers to reverse engineer my reverse captcha (not that it was all that hard, mind you).

Hmmm …

Looks like I'll have to play around with this a bit more then.


Update a few minutes later …

Let's see how long it takes them to figure this captcha out

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