Re: fighting spam || avoiding spam
On Tue, Jun 08, 2004 at 03:21:50PM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> If you cannot think of a way to detect which strings with @ are probably
> email address and which one are definitely not, I think you are less
> skilled than me.
Which of the following should be obfuscated and which ones shouldn't:
Once you've worked that out, give me the algorithm by which you worked that
out. Just for those five -- assme for now those are the only possible
strings that can contain @ symbols in them.
Once you've done that successfully and accurately, I'll consider that your
idea may have merit.
> Aren't you really not capable to make test on a string and to let it
> as it is if the script is not able to determine at 100% the string is
> an email address?
I'll bet you can't even do it, with all your human intelligence. How's a
poor computer going to do it?
> What does means impossible in your mail? Impossible for you to
> implement it? Probably, to be able to do some work, first you need to
> be willing too.
Yeah, you should be willing to do some work.
> > Manager: "I don't know anything about programming, but I want you to
> > make it do X."
> > Programmer: "X is impossible"
> Manager: "How so?"
> Programmer: "Because."
Programmer: "Because of reason Y and reason P".
Mathi^H^H^Hnager: "Oh. Well do it anyway."