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Re: is ms internet explorer 5 a spambot?

MLJC wrote:

You should, maybe, upgrade your Internet Explorer because the current
version is Internet Explorer 6.
Or you could use Netscape Navigator, or Mozilla.

----- Original Message ----- From: "Andrew Makhorin" <mao at mai2 dot rcnet dot ru>
To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 5:49 AM
Subject: is ms internet explorer 5 a spambot?


When I tried to access messages in the cygwin mailing list archive
(using ms internet explorer 5), I got the following:

   Spambot detected.
   Hi, your web browser has triggered our spambot detection mechanism.

I understand the humor. However, cygwin is intended to run under
ms windows, where ie 5 is the standard web browser, isn't it?

Any suggestions?

NOTE: top posting is great thing... =)

Faulty detection of 'standard' browser as spambot is definitely 'bug' in web design.

Because it's just a application generated string that is sent to HTTP server.

Shows up bad design - nothing more, nothing less.

But I strongly suggest using Mozilla Firefox with tab and mouse gesture extensions (or Mozilla Suite if you prefer) instead of IE - you get much more out of web browsing.. And more or less important point - it's open source.


Jani Tiainen

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