spam protection on mailing list archives

Mike Hearn mike at
Wed May 7 12:34:38 CDT 2003

I'll second what Brian said, if you read the GMANE FAQ it says that the
general consensus in the anti-spam community is that spam bots don't do
even trivial unobfustucation, at least for now.

On Wed, 2003-05-07 at 16:35, Jeremy Newman wrote:
> I configured the mailing list archives to obfuscate emails now. All new
> messages will have this. It is a simple form of protection at the
> moment. It simply changes the emails to this:
> I don't think this may be enough protection however. I can go one step
> further just make the emails totally invalid. something like
> jnewman at email.domain.hidden
> I'm in favor of the later option. Anyone have opinions on this.
> Note this only affects new posts, for old posts in the archives, I will
> write a script that does the same.

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