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- Subject: RE: [ANNOUNCE] lua-l archive at lua-users.org
- From: "Peter Prade" <prade@...>
- Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 20:29:11 +0200
> > address = gsub(gsub(address, "@", " at "), "%.", " dot ")
> > would be sufficient.
> Not really. The spammer's bots can easily substitute those back
> again to the real email address. Spammers can use regexps as well
> as we can.
That may be true, but i bet (as long as email address obfuscation isn't done
by the majority of web users) that 95% of mail harvesters don't bother. It's
not that they would only have to add one regexp to their search, there are
lots of schemes to obfuscate an email address - and then it isn't as easy
any more to detect if something is an email address or not.