[nycbug-talk] Re: Spam probes

Dan Casey dcasey
Tue Nov 9 16:41:19 EST 2004

Call me crazy, but if it can still work in a mailto:  dosn't that defeat the
whole purpose..
If it works in a mailto, then any spambot can pick it up..?

Thank You,

Daniel Casey
dcasey at bestweb.net
(914) 739-2446

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ah Pook" <ahpook at optonline.net>
To: <talk at lists.nycbug.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2004 9:33 AM
Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] Re: Spam probes

> 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
> ahpook@opt
> online.net
> 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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