Re: Spam because of this list
It looks like you're misunderstanding me. I am only talking about when posting
the archives on the Web, not via e-mail. With email, you'd be able to hit
your reply just the same.
While it is possible to get around encoding, since few sites do it, it is not
worth it for spammers to try to get around it since doing so would slow the
rate at which pages are parsed.
On Monday 06 October 2003 14:51, kosh wrote:
> On Monday 06 October 2003 12:26, Antiphon wrote:
> > Your example undermines your argument since no script could be written to
> > get around all of the possible variations on the simple way I outlined.
> > Good munging uses HTML entities to encode the relevant addresses so that
> > each person's address is never actually displayed inside the HTML which
> > is what the bots look for. Onscreen, it looks exactly the same.
> > firstname.lastname@example.org becomes in HTML:
> > email@example.com.
> >6; p
> I don't click on stuff I just hit reply for my email program. Also since
> you brought that format up. Also I have html mail disabled so if you send
> something like that it becomes unuseable.
> import sgmllib
> yourmungedstring =
>;p" sgmllib.charref.sub(lambda x: chr(int(x.group(1))),
> That gives 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
> I have talked with some people and I am assured that most spam crawlers can
> deal with that also.