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Re: Spam: process the web archives?



On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Keith G. Murphy wrote:

> Jérôme Marant wrote:
> >Hi,
> >
> >  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.

I'm sure this works great for blind users too. (Go read the archives,
this is not the first time the idea comes up)

					yours,
					peter

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