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Re: How to encrypt email addresses on html file

From: Fred Bone <Fred.Bone@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 11:00:52 -0000
To: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <41E8F7E4.24640.A7DBC4A@localhost>

Strangely enough, this topic came up at almost exactly the same time on 
another list I'm on.

Another trick not mentioned so far here is to munge the address and 
supply instructions for fixing it. For example

 Remove "cowabunga." to get my real address:
 mailto:fred.bone@dial.pipex.cowabunga.co.uk

or

 Remove every "w" to get my real address:
 mailto:fred.bwone@diwal.pipwex.co.uk

The spammers would need some fairly advanced text-recognition techniques 
to automate harvesting here. And you should probably check that the 
munged address doesn't accidentally match some real one, otherwise you're 
dumping the spam on someone else.
Received on Saturday, 15 January 2005 11:02:08 GMT

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