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[ale] Webcrawlers can harvest ALE Archive E-mail Addresses



On Thu, 2005-02-10 at 12:43 -0500, Michael Hirsch wrote:

> My understanding is that email addresses are so easy to harvest right
> now, that few harvesters bother trying to unobfuscate the email
> addresses.  I suspect that even something as stupid as replacing all
> '@'  symbols with ' AT ' in the archives would significantly reduce my
> spam.  Doing funky stuff with hex codes might work even better.   
> Spammers know that using strange spellings and characters can fool
> many filters.  Similarly, I bet the same tricks would fool many
> spammers.
> 
I propose the email address be changed to the following format:

joe at joemail.com becomes 

[email protected]<insert randomly from the following list>

microsoft.com
dhs.gov
senate.gov
house.gov
aol.com
any known spammers persoanl address

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James P. Kinney III          \Changing the mobile computing world/
CEO & Director of Engineering \          one Linux user         /
Local Net Solutions,LLC        \           at a time.          /
770-493-8244                    \.___________________________./
http://www.localnetsolutions.com

GPG ID: 829C6CA7 James P. Kinney III (M.S. Physics)
<jkinney at localnetsolutions.com>
Fingerprint = 3C9E 6366 54FC A3FE BA4D 0659 6190 ADC3 829C 6CA7
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