email mangling (Re: cvs commit: src/bin/ls cmp.c extern.h ls.1 ls.c ls.h print.c util.c

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Fri Mar 24 17:15:14 UTC 2006

Luigi Rizzo <rizzo at> writes:
> On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 04:38:02PM +0000, John Baldwin wrote:
> >   Submitted by:   Andrzej Tobola ato at iem dot pw dot edu dot pl
> i understand that this is an attempt to prevent email harvesting,
> but don't you think that such programs will be smart enough
> to recognize sequences of 'foo at bar dot baz' and convert
> back to regular email addresses ? :)

Seconded.  There is no effective defense against spam other than a
good spam filter.  Obfuscating email addresses like this does not
deter spammers; in fact, it serves no purpose except to discourage
legitimate correspondance.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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