[RC5] Spam protection
david at wirestation.co.uk
Fri Jun 18 11:12:41 EDT 1999
> A simple solution might be to just obfuscate emails when they are
> displayed, translating '@' to '<at>' or equivalent, and don't have any
> mailto: links. I don't know how smart spam-bots are for this sort of
> thing. Alternatively, the practice in newsgroups of doing something like
> "totty at DELETE.TO.REPLY.powersurfr.com" might be sufficient as well.
Maybe take the same approach as is done on the uk.* hierarchy on
Usenet. When results of a CFV are published, they are published WITH
EMAIL ADDRESSES, but they are obfuscated randomly. The @ sign is
generally replaced with a randomly selected punctuation mark, as are
the dots in the domains.
David Cantrell - http://www.ThePentagon.com/NukeEmUp
"Sometimes he would berate chestnuts for being lazy"
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