[nycbug-talk] Re: Spam probes

George Georgalis george
Tue Nov 9 17:10:29 EST 2004

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 12:33:39PM -0500, Ah Pook wrote:
>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.

nice regex! I know you can run "mailto:" through it too to help hide it.
err but it doesn't seem to work...

echo galis.org | sed -e 's/(.)/"&#".ord($1).";"/g'

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
http://galis.org/george/ cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at galis.org

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