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Re: Spam: process the web archives?

On Tue, Oct 15, 2002 at 09:41:42AM -0500, Keith G. Murphy wrote:
> J?r?me Marant wrote:
> >  Many people noticed the increasing level of spam these
> >  days. I do consider that the web archives of the debian
> >  lists help spammers a lot since they provide email
> >  addresses as is.
> >
> >  I would suggest that we process the web archives, rewriting
> >  every email address so that they can no longer be used by
> >  spammers.
> I have seen this done by converting the text mail addresses to images. 
> That way the addresses are still unmunged and human-readable, but not 
> harvestable.
> Ought to work, these being web archives.

Ugh! Some of us use text browsers!

(And yes, I know about and frequently use w3m-img, but sometimes I'm
browsing at the other end of a non-X-forwarded ssh link.)

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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