Email harvesting on
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Mon Mar 10 17:53:29 UTC 2008
Mit Rowe wrote:
> In the online documentation for freebsd, such as on this page:
> Unmunged email addresses are scattered throughout.
Which is a good thing.
I think it is extremely annoying when you have to copy
an address and "fix" it in order to send a message to
a person. You should be able to just click on it.
That's the purpose of the web and hyperlinks.
I certainly do not want my address to be "munged" in any
way, because I do want to be easily reachable. That's
why I have an e-mail address.
Apart from that -- as Rich pointed out -- such "munging"
is rather useless for spam prevention.
> I have received 200+ spam messages in the past 12 hours alone sent to that
> address, and that's after some pretty good filters...
You should use better anti-spam software. I saw almost
zero spam messages in the past 12 hours, despite my
address being listed unmunged on quite a lot of web
sites. Greylisting, some simple filtering, a bayesian
filter and similar things catches almost all of it.
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