Spamty news blog
Happy new year - 2021 roadmap
2020 was great: I introduced the dark mode for the website and a self-hosted version of Spamty. You supported Spamty with donations in the amount of 36.55 €. For 2021 I am planning to improve the translations for the website and enhance the self-hosted version.
Self-hosted version of Spamty available
I created a small PHP script to run a self-hosted version of Spamty. You can get it on GitHub and upload it to your web server. You can link to this script so people will have to solve a captcha before they can view your email address.
Dark mode available
Introducing the dark mode for the Spamty.eu website: if your browser supports 'prefers-color-scheme' and you set it up to use dark mode this website will be displayed in a dark color scheme. This is supported in the latest versions of Chrome, Safari, Edge and the desktop version of Firefox.
v2 and v3 links are invalid - data was deleted
Old links that have 'v2' or 'v3' in it (links that were created in 2014 and 2015) are now invalid. The data was deleted from our database. We had to do this because the 'mcrypt' encryption module was deprecated and removed with PHP 7.2.
v1 links are invalid now - data was deleted
Old links that have 'v1' in it (Spamty links that were created before 2014) are now invalid. The data was deleted from our database. We had to do this because the encryption algorithm that was used before 2014 for Spamty is considered insecure.
v2 and v3 links will become invalid soon
Spamty links that have 'v2' or 'v3' in it (links that were created in 2014 and 2015) will become invalid on 2020/10/30. This only concerns approximately 200 users. The data will be deleted from our database and the links will not work anymore. This is because the 'mcrypt' encryption module was deprecated with PHP 7.1 (in late 2016) and was removed with PHP 7.2 (in late 2017).
v1 links will become invalid soon
Old links that have 'v1' in it (Spamty links that were created before 2014) will become invalid on 2020/09/24. This only concerns approximately 50 users. Please make sure to create a new Spamty link. All old data will be deleted on this date. We have to do this because the encryption algorithm that was used back then is considered insecure since a long time.
New feeds for Spamty
We now also provide an RSS feed, an atom feed and you can subscribe our twtxt.
There was a security problem with Cloudflare. We are pretty sure that no private data from Spamty.eu was leaked but for security reasons all API keys were renewed.
HTTPS is available everywhere
We moved the complete site to a new server and added Let's Encrypt SSL certificates everywhere.
The first functions of the new API version 4 are online. You now have to authenticate with an additional username to your API key and the API requests are logged. Furthermore the API now uses HTTPS only.
Update on version 3
We have updated our System to version 3. Spamty Links are now shorter. The API is not available yet.