Re: [NTS] RegExp Script Needed to Change a Clip...
- Sheri, Jody, Alan,
THANKS! I needed this too. Too much spam, this will help slow it down.
> Its meant to be run on an html or other source document and email@example.com&
> all ascii email addresses found with their coded decimal equivalents,
> jody @ fookes . com (without the spaces) becomes
> Cursor should be at the top of the document or at a chosen starting
> point before running.
- Hi Larry (Jody, Alan),
Glad you could use it! Here's another I'd done that goes back from Decimal format to Character.
H="Convert Decimal Email addys back to Char"
;05/28/2003 by Sheri Pierce
;Position cursor at top of document or alternate starting point
^!Find "(\&*\#\d+\;)+" RIS
^!If ^%i%>^%Trans0% Out
^!IfTrue ^$IsEmpty(^%Trans^%i%%)$ Loop
^!IfMatch "[A-Z_.-0-9]+@[A-Z_.-0-9]+" "^%decode%" Next ELSE Repeat
^!Prompt All Done
;end of clip
Email must have broken the clip. I get a message "Error detected near end of
> Hi Larry (Jody, Alan),
> Glad you could use it! Here's another I'd done that goes back from
> Decimal format to Character.
- Jody wrote:
>Hi RegExpEerts,to. <g>
>This is when I go from dec to web:
>^!Replace "." >> "." HTSAI
>I know it is not really needed to have it convert back, but I'd like
>This is a sample of the list. In short, everything in an eMail address
>to prevent SPAM bots from harvesting eMail addresses.
>^!Replace "." >> "." HTSAI
>^!Replace "-" >> "-" HTSAI
>^!Replace "@" >> "@" HTSAI
>^!Replace "_" >> "_" HTSAI
>^!Replace "a" >> "a" HTSAI
>^!Replace "b" >> "b" HTSAI
>^!Replace "y" >> "d" HTSAI
>^!Replace "z" >> "e" HTSAI
>one but I'm told they aren't as good. I've had the Clips I made
>from ions ago, but never used them. <bg>
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
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 addresses. If
you're looking for protection from spam you would be better served by
Anti-Spam and Firewall software or even, self constructed email filters
in your email client..
- At 11:56 PM 5/28/03 -0400, you wrote:
>Email must have broken the clip. I get a message "Error detected near end of
>> Hi Larry (Jody, Alan),
>> Glad you could use it! Here's another I'd done that goes back from
>> Decimal format to Character.
When I saw your note I tried copy/paste of my clip from Eudora and from Yahoo and both work for me so I don't know what could be wrong. I tried it under 4.92 and 4.95 Pro. I haven't tried it in Std or Light. If you think its your data breaking the clip, please send me a sample.
- Hi hrs and others...
>>^!Replace "." >> "." HTSAII 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.Happy Script'n!
>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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I just went to the YahooGroups web site for this group and copied from there
and it works.
> Hi Larry,
> When I saw your note I tried copy/paste of my clip from Eudora and
> from Yahoo and both work for me so I don't know what could be wrong.
> I tried it under 4.92 and 4.95 Pro. I haven't tried it in Std or
> Light. If you think its your data breaking the clip, please send me a