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

Wilko Bulte wb at
Fri Mar 24 17:22:57 UTC 2006

On Fri, Mar 24, 2006 at 06:14:51PM +0100, Dag-Erling Smrgrav wrote..
> 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.

Amen to that! 

Wilko Bulte				wilko at

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