[nycbug-talk] Re: Spam probes

Ah Pook ahpook
Tue Nov 9 12:33:39 EST 2004

On Tuesday 09 November 2004 11:45 am, a nice bug wrote:
> It's not even hardly safe to try to obfuscate addresses any more, they 
> still get picked up, since spammers' harvesting scripts seem to have a
> mind-boggling understanding of linguistics and word construction
> these days. Smart enough to always skip the anonimized addresses on
> craigslist too, from what I can tell..

I've been having luck so far (knock on wood) with using entities - do 
something like s/(.)/"&#".ord($1).";"/eg which turns my address into


It's nice because it renders fine on the page, and you can still stick 
that into a mailto: and have it work.

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