--- "Barry A. Warsaw" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
"PS" == Paul Schreiber email@example.com writes:
PS> While I'm on the topic.... PS>
PS> That utility translates all the characters in an email address PS> to character entities, something spambots aren't likely to PS> pick up on. for now, anyway. PS> i.e. mailman could incorporate something like this.
Interesting, except that I suspect the mailto: is a dead giveaway. Seems like something the harvesters could easily adjust for and detect, so I don't see the value in spending time implementing it.
Yes,, but you can encode the "mailto:" as well, like so: <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">me</a>
I would guess most spambots are pretty dumb, probably using a silly regex like <a href="mailto:([^"]+)">.
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