[ale]OT It begins... (jumping into the middle)
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Wed Feb 4 22:43:44 EST 2004
> No one has discounted any simple measures so far. In fact, a few folks
> have pointed out that it is not a simple task at all. ;)
It is well within our means. We have expert programmers on this list.
> Harvesting emails alone is not responsible for 1 single spam.
Yes. You are correct. Um, after the emails are harvested, the emails are
organized and someone writes a message and pushes send.
> arguments have been that obfuscation only inconveniences normal folks,
> rarely spammers.
Really? How many times have you pulled email addresses out of the archives to
contact . . . . .(oh shoot, he will say that *he* does it "everyday"). :)
> I have yet to hear of one spammer who complains about
> obfuscation, but we do hear from them on other much more successful
It is so easy to slog, the spammers can collect thosands of emails in the time
it takes to try to write the code to un-obfuscate email addresses.
Further, spammers know that the ROI is probably going to be a bit higher (and
the flames a LOT lower) for email lists that are NOT blatantly anti-spam.
Finally, geez. You know all of this.
I would ask you what your malfunction is, but it doesn't seem like to have a
self-diagnostic program over there.
The Bottom Line:
Please have a big heart and let us *peacefully* obfuscate the email addresses
in the archives.
Wishing you Happiness, Joy and Laughter,
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