[Mailman-Developers] Protecting email addresses from spam harvesters

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 19:41:13 -0500

>>>>> "PS" == Paul Schreiber <cheesefactory@yahoo.com> writes:

    PS> While I'm on the topic....
    PS> http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/spamstopper.html

    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.