Hi hrs and others...
>>^!Replace "." >> "." HTSAI
I made the Clips I had a number of years ago and had a thought
that the bots would be smart enough to convert a decimal eMail
address, so I never used it. A list member and I got in a
The member, whom I blind copied (Bcc:), wrote:
"I have separate email addresses on my websites and I do lots of
munging on my various sites to keep spam bots out, along with
htaccess prohibiting 40 or 50 of the spambot programs. And I
don't get any spam on those addresses
But since I post on lists, alot at Yahoogroups, eventually they
pick it up and spam it. There's spammers hiding on most lists
and harvesting addresses so I use specific addresses (like this
one) for posting at Yahoogroups and it's really a forward,
if/when it gets spam, I'll change it slightly and change all my
list subscriptions at Yahoo too.
browsers can't access the mailto link at all. I use ascii
encoding to munge my email addresses and the "mailto" part of the
link as well, that keeps out the bots and I have a long list in
my htaccess file of spambots that are denied access entirely to
To be honest with you I have had straight eMail addresses at
sites for a number of years and never got any SPAM to think of
and definitely not put on the huge sold mailing lists. I never
had on the average maybe 50 hits a day at tops. Bots may have
some order about them, but for some reason I pictures them
visiting sites at either random or sequentially.
>I hate to disillusion all the people interested in this process.
>It is a great exercise in regexp, converting characters to hex
>and hex back to characters.
>I converted my own address a while back, until I read, can't
>remember the exact source, possibly a ZDNet newsletter, at least
>a year ago that converting email addresses to hex, as is being
>discussed here, is a waste of time.
>The author of the piece stated that, spam bots, or, email
>gathering software is fully capable of decoding these converted
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