[clug] [OT] spam-bot killer

Sam Couter sam at couter.dropbear.id.au
Thu Apr 15 21:42:49 GMT 2004

Kim Holburn <kim.holburn at anu.edu.au> wrote:
> Simplest of all is to use the html code for "@"  which is &#64;  AFAIR.  
>  There was a study done a year ago or so that showed that spambots  
> never decode even the simplest email obfuscation on web pages.

That only works until it's no longer worth the harvesting program's time
to ignore the simple obfuscations, ie, until the number of unobfuscated
email addresses drops below some critical minimum.

If everybody did it, it wouldn't work, so it's not a real solution.
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