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Re: fighting spam || avoiding spam

Andrew Suffield wrote:

| On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 12:57:00PM -0500, John Hasler wrote:
| > Rob writes:
| > > To do it right, you need to know a priori which @ containing strings can
| > > be mangled, and which can't.
| > 
| > Apply some heuristics, and, if it still looks like a domain, look it up.
| This will be almost universally fatally wrong for arch archive names,
| since they usually contain valid domains.

I'm not convinced about that; it depends on how the filter tokenises
the string.  If it parses, e.g. "cp@chem.com.au--2004-public" as being
an email address with chem.com.au--2004-public as the domain, then it
won't be considered a valid e-mail address.


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