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RE: [OT] PCYMTNQREAIYR, it really works.
- From: "Dave Korn" <dk at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2004 17:17:12 +0100
- Subject: RE: [OT] PCYMTNQREAIYR, it really works.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Igor Pechtchanski [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: 23 September 2004 16:44
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2004, Dave Korn wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: cygwin-owner On Behalf Of Christopher Faylor
> > > Sent: 23 September 2004 15:40
> > > <idle speculation>
> > > Hmm. I wonder if I just replaced all of the '@'s with a png
> > > of an '@',
> > > if that would foil the spammers.
> > > <pause>
> > > Nope. Wouldn't work for the text archives.
> > > </idle speculation>
> > How about a big ascii-art one then? THaT WuLd BE SOOooOO
> B1FF!!1! AND K00L!!1!2!
> You mean, like "`banner -c@ @`"? ;-)
dk@mace /win/c/> `banner -c@ @`
bash: @@@@: command not found
AAAAAAARRRGHGHGHGHG!!!1!!!! ToO MANy QuOTEZ!:!:! ;-P~~~
> Ugh, I can just see the following pasted command line getting mungled:
> user@host>command.com something
LOL, I was just thinking about what would happen if someone harvested that
address and tried to spam it, and then I was thinking, hey, I wonder....
lookee what I found!
> (and that's just off the top of my head, there must surely be others).
Yeh, that's why I suggested clamping down on the chars that would be
accepted by replacing the .* with a  charset.
> IOW, it's not as easy as it seems at first.
I know. Didn't even attempt to deal with emails of the form
<email@example.com>. Sure there are lots of other corner cases too. It was
a rough approximation JFTHOI. [ There are plenty of rfc822-detecting
regexen out there, although not all of them are complete nor correct;
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....
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