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Re: Flashy dilemma


From: Christian Heilmann
Date: Apr 14, 2005 9:15AM

On 4/14/05, Webmaster < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

>> I have the impression that you published a lot of e-mail addresses in
>> plain "mailto:" format. You may use something like this (or there are
>> other more sophisticated techniques):
>> <a href="mailto:
>> &#119;ebmaster&#64;enetplanet&#46;c&#111;m">&#119;ebmaster&#64;enetplanet&#46;c&#111;m</a>
>> - the e-mail address will still look normal to visitors, but it will
>> make life a bit more difficult to spammers, who collect e-mail addresses
>> from pages automatically.

It did make their life difficult some years ago, but they are far beyond that.

>> Or are we at the point of eliminating spam completely? If not than it
>> will save some time to all those people looking through uninvited ads
>> via e-mail.

A good spamfilter on the server is the only option - unless you want
to go through an email form instead. Almost every "spam protection
technique" on the client side hurts normal users more than spammers -
especially those using assistive technology.

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