how to send cookies via email, im, or sms

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by keithpetey, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. keithpetey macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2004
    does anyone know how to grab and send a cookie via email, im, or sms? i have myspace and i want to know who is viewing my profile. inside myspace's cookies are information about the viewer that i can use to figure out who it is. i am pretty computer savvy but by no means a webmaster or programmer. any help would be appeciated.

    thank you,
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    As far as I am aware you cannot send a cookie via Email, IM or SMS. Cookies are part of the web! They are sent/received as part of the HTTP protocol iirc.

    If you have access to the server-side code you can interpret the cookie(s) there and send them via whatever means you have available as plain text/an attachment etc...
  3. keithpetey thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 30, 2004
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    So you want to implement code that will grab a cookie, whose creating site you do not own (, when a page is visited, and send it to you using some kind of internet protocol?

    That's...erm...pretty much the definition of spyware. :(
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    i saw an employee of Claria (Gator spyware) at frys the other night. I thought about killing him.

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