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Feature Proposal: We need a better way to protect addresses from reapers


The present method of protecting addresses on TWiki sites exposed to the Internet is to insert a string - NOSPAM - into the address.

Humans can easily see this when copaiong mail and remove it.

In reality, it is easy enough for reapers to have a set of patterns no different from the early spam detectors, and get around this.


The alternative is to use some script or HTML - perhaps charecter references - that makes the address apear visible on a rendered page but uninteligible in the raw.

Impact and Available Solutions


However I don't have any ideas or suggestiosn for integrating these techniques into TWiki.

-- AntonAylward - 20 Jun 2005

Note: Patch is attached as http://www.twiki.org/p/pub/Codev/ObfuscatingEmailAddresses/twiki-foo-bar-patch.diff. The patch is against the TWikiAlphaRelease of 15 Feb 2004.


Topic revision: r1 - 2005-06-20 - AntonAylward
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