why do they ask for numbers

  bemuzed 19:21 07 May 2006

I'm not really asking for help, but wonder if anyone knows why on some web sites when I am sending something they ask me to confirm by re-typing in some characters they show to me in a squiggly script?

  €dstowe 19:23 07 May 2006

It's a security measure to confirm that the application is not being made by a robot or trawler. These things cannot read the squiggly letters.

  Ikelos 19:23 07 May 2006

because spammers can not send in bulk , that number changes each time.

  bemuzed 19:37 07 May 2006

ah thanks. makes sense now.

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