What is this?
"This" is a modified version of John Norstadt's Newswatcher program. It works just like the original newswatcher, with one difference: it generates a new Random Spamblocker in every post. Okay, two differences: it has a preferences section to control this.
What do I need to run it?
System requirements should be the same as the original Newswatcher. I tested it on a 68030 Macintosh (a Mac IIcx) in 1997. It has been reported to also run on a Power Mac.
What do I need to compile the source?
I compiled it using MetroWerks CodeWarrior. I don't know how crossplatform the code is.
At the time the patch was made, email spammers got most of their @ddresses from culling Usenet. I feel that they should find that the @ddresses they munch are mostly useless. Fixed spamblockers help, but only so far. Besides, I wanted a position in the BlueList for myself. (Which I was later granted, although only as a BlueList Wannabe. *sigh*).
Why is it so crudely done?
Well, it was the first time I ever touched C...
It's BROKEN! Who do I tell about the bugs?