Re: Spam: process the web archives?
Stephen Ryan wrote:
On Tue, 2002-10-15 at 10:41, Keith G. Murphy wrote:
Jérôme 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
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
Ought to work, these being web archives.
That works really well - for people who can see the images.
To all the people that replied: sorry, I didn't think before I posted.
Or not well; my thought process was: "We can't do that; folks don't want
HTML E-mail; wait, this is web-based: images are OK!". Should have gone
one more step.
Guess you could use ALT tags, but the harvesters would presumably get