|Complainterator was written in memory of my pet frog. He was not a real frog. But those who owned him, loved him. When I say "owned" I don't mean that our pet belonged to us. He was a visitor, sitting in the corner of our computer screens. We gave him a pet name - Fred.
Fred was provided to his fans by a company called Blue Security. When we reported our spam to Blue Security, the people there asked the spammers to take our email addresses off their spamming lists. If they did so, Fred slept quietly on his lily pad.
If any spammer refused to act, that would wake Fred up. He'd cock a cheeky eye at us, and send off reminder messages to the spammer, asking for every Blue Security member's email addresses to be removed. We loved our pet frog. He became our little warrior, and he gained a good measure of success. Too much success!
One day the evil spammers took a dislike to our little frog. They mounted a concerted series of vicious attacks on Blue Security, and eventually after much trauma, the whole Blue Security operation was shut down. Fred was dead. Long live Fred.
The members of Blue Security became incensed. However, there was little they could do. Then Fred's old friends looked around for some substitute to fill the gap. Say hello to the new Fred.
Complainterator was written by a Blue Security member, and is dedicated to the memory of the blue frog, Fred, whose premature death spawned a new era. This is Fred's bequest. Use Complainterator in loving memory of Fred!
Over the ensuing years, Complainterator has been successfull in suspending hundreds of thousands of spammer web sites. Fred would be proud.
Signed - Red Dwarf, ex Blue Frog, and still hopping mad.