Donations and spam | Rickard Andersson

Donations and spam

Lately I’ve been getting an excessive amount of spam to paypal@punbb.org (nevermind mr spider, the account has been disabled). The reason for this is of course the fact that it was displayed in plain text in the markup for the donate button on punbb.org. I googled for a solution, but wasn’t able to find anything. Then I logged into my Paypal account (which I hardly ever do unless I need to transfer some money to my bank account), went to “Merchant tools” -> “Donations” and voila! There it was. “Click Yes to encrypt your payment button”. Exactly what I was looking for. Is this something they’ve added recently or have I just been bad at keeping up?

One comment

  1. Posted April 2, 2005 at 02:05 | Permalink

    I added a PayPal button to my site on 12/02/2004 and I was able to encrypt the button. So I don’t know when this was added but it’s been around since then.

    I did have to mess with it a bit so my site would validate to XHTML 1.0 strict though.

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