Unicode encoding as spam protection
These days my job is very mundane, as a Staff Assistant for the Division
of Cultural Affairs, Florida Department of State. We have a lot of
computer ignorant folks in the office, so there is lots of trouble with
As one of the solutions, it has recently been discovered that encoding
email addresses on the web site in unicode currently defeates the bots
scrounging web pages looking for likely addresses to spam.
As there are several virus programs that harvest addresses from the
address book, my question is: How can I unicode my address book, and
will Mozilla Mail still know how to read it? (Apparently unicode encoded
addresses on web sites show up just fine in any browser, including
Mozilla. I just wanted to know if the translation was at a fundamental
level so that it would work in the address book as well.
Anyone have any ideas? Is this idea worth implimenting transparently in
Mozilla? (Is it already there and I just don't know it? ;-)
Any suggestions appreciated.