Spam sucks, I'm starting using this URL as my signature: http://tinymailto.com/oliver That site will give you my email address after a captcha
The bad news is that it does not work well for mailling list. I have spamassassin + Thunderbird JunkControl and still is imposible to get rid of spam. And since 3 months, there is some kind of troyan sending emails from DSL accounts around the globe
Andreas Gohr wrote:On Mon, 03 Apr 2006 21:52:21 +0200 Anika Henke <a.c.henke@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
K. Bauckmeier-PTW Dresden wrote:
Hi list, in the dokuwiki at splitbrain.org I used a special E-Mail Adress from spamgourmet.com to sign some of my post.
Dokuwiki uses mailguard = visible - replaces @ with [at], . with [dot] and - with [dash] and today I received the first spam-mail to this adress from "Gold Lottery" (I am ritch now).
I guess the adress harvesters have changed their programms to replace [at] back to @, so the visible mailguard sould not be assumed to be safe anymore.
No anti-spam mechanism is 100% safe! It never was.
During the years the mailguard set to "visible" might change from 90% safe to 85% safe and less ... *shrug*
Interesting nontheless. I did have a quick look at the code. For adding other methods (eg. use an image for the @ or even create an image for the whole address) we would either need to change the obfuscate function or move some handling out of this function...
I'd like to get the input of others - especially reusers of this function (eg. Plugin authors). Do we need better obfuscation? Or can we live with what we have?
Although I don't think too much care should be spent on mail obfuscation (because at one point it always seems useless and frustrating anyway), I'd like it to be a bit better.
What about at least a combination of 'visible' and 'hex'?
And I wouldn't mind a third and/or fourth obfuscation mode either ...
-- Oliver Schulze L. Get my e-mail after a captcha test in: http://tinymailto.com/oliver
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