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From: Jason Robinson <jrobinson@kitchenpages.com>
Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2005 23:40:36 -0800
Message-ID: <01c101c4fb9e$ab8f0d20$06ffa8c0@kitchenpages.net>
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>

Hi Bjoern.
I have an external POP so I have to download the messages.  Where they are
then deleted, etc. (I could just get headers and delete from server but
thats no real fun)

I personaly don't have any problem with 'spammers'.  I do have lots of
problems with Governments that create laws to protect large media interests
(200 double sided pages arrive in my real world mailbox every month).  The
real world paper advertiements are generated from living materials so it
really makes no differance if my mail box accepts these adverts or not in
the long run as its more a problem of people creating them in the first
place.  For some reason the 'big4' do not want to understand that they
created this problem with their advertisments.  Also I have not seen any
large US drug companies seek Trade mark protection for using words like
'viagra'.

I would also assume that some expert users searching google, and the like
with "link:mailto" commands could also get somewhat ok results.  Google like
to de-code stuff so I can assume hiding email addresses in PDF or DOC format
is kind of usless too.  Strange as this seams there is no adwords for such
results.. Other searchs may seek stuff like [lnk] and [link] used in combo
with '@' symbols on some 'Perl' notice boards..

Also a very big thank you for that link.  I have not seen that site before
now.
:-)

Kind regards,
Jason

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
To: "Jason Robinson" <jrobinson@kitchenpages.com>
Cc: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2005 3:42 AM
Subject: Re: How to encrypt email addresses on html file - off topic reply -
sorta...


> * Jason Robinson wrote:
> >I thought that you may be interested to know that some web browser
> >components (if not all) can be somewhat decompiled and incorperated into
> >larger software applications.  Using BCB C++ for example I am able to
import
> >the components made for Internet Explorer directly from type libraries
for
> >use in my BCB C++ with a dynamic CLSID call.  I would also assume that VB
C#
> >users have the same if not more advanced abilities then that of what I
do.
>
> Using http://search.cpan.org/dist/Win32-IE-Mechanize/ and similar tool-
> kits it is indeed trivial to write robots that support JavaScript and
> other methods that attempt to obfuscate e-mail addresses. Whether this
> is used by people who attempt to harvest for addresses is a different
> question though. But in general I do not really understand why people
> try all sorts of tricks to get less spam, > 99% of the spam I get gets
> filtered out automatically, it thus does not matter much whether I get
> 100 or 2000 spam mails every day...
> --
> Björn Höhrmann · mailto:bjoern@hoehrmann.de · http://bjoern.hoehrmann.de
> Weinh. Str. 22 · Telefon: +49(0)621/4309674 · http://www.bjoernsworld.de
> 68309 Mannheim · PGP Pub. KeyID: 0xA4357E78 · http://www.websitedev.de/
Received on Saturday, 15 January 2005 12:46:23 GMT

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