Archive for January, 2014

Building a better spam filter…

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

the better spam trap,.

in theory,. you could analyze the sender, and input field data to check for combos of capital letters,.

Capital Letter Theory:
Capital 1 + 2 and a capital anywhere else but not all (FAIL)
Capital 1 + 3 when 2 = c (PASS)
Capital 1-end (PASS + but switch to proper case)
Lower Case 1 + any mixed capital (FAIL)
Capitals mixed in at any other point (FAIL)

Say the sender is M7Us5ozs2 ,. it contains 3 numbers along with capitalization in a region later than the first character it is in the third character which is an acceptable position but only following a c such as McDonald

Number Theory,.
Email addresses rarely use a number that is not connected,. not sandu9sk3y@gmail so,.

Multiple disconjoined numbers in email address -> (FAIL)

I’ll be adding this to forms, and the email processors so it will be double filtered incase bots are posting directly.

Disposable ECigs

Monday, January 20th, 2014

So, we’ve launched a new site for a client, and found that selling Electronic Cigarettes online is a little tricky.

Our first problem was payment processing. As with most of our magento based clients we decided that when we launched with Paypal as our payment processor. We received two orders, the first processed fine, the second got kicked back. We then received emails telling us our paypal account has been shutdown for breaking policy.

So, we tracked down a payment gateway that allows online ecig sales, and was once again back in business.

Next,. we had to come up with a way to advertise our services, and low and behold every online marketing firm blocks ecigarettes just like regular cigarettes. Grr… So, we came up with a plan, and we will be marketing our e-cigarette reviews and complaints and then offering people the chance to click over via an in page ad.

So now, is now live, taking orders and processing them.