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

Sergey Babkin babkin at
Fri Mar 24 19:48:14 UTC 2006

>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 ? :)

How about replacing the dot with another character?
Like, someone at would become someone at here*com.
The harvesters would likely catch up to it as well
but it would take them some time. Or for a little
more confusion add a fake suffix or prefix seperated
by a dot, like: someone at here* or someone at*com.


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