Email address mining on Usenet

Discussion in 'Spyware' started by George, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. George

    George Guest

    Sorry if this is a bit off-topic, but ... does anyone know if it's safe to
    show your email address in disguised form on Usenet postings, like "johndoe
    (at) domain (dot) com" or any of the variants that people sometimes use?
    Seems to me that email address mining may be smart enough to decipher a lot
    of these, and I believe it has happened to me.

    George

    Don't email replies to me ... :eek:)
     
    George, Jan 28, 2004
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  2. George

    Han Guest

    This is what I use. If someone replies with a question deserving an email
    reply, I'll email. If I need to get an email, I will give an email address
    more or less according to your description, or any other waysuch as
    inserting a phrase in the address and then on a separate line in the sig
    indicating how to un-"munge"
     
    Han, Jan 28, 2004
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  3. George

    Bruce Pick Guest

    Munge test
    [This is a test]
     
    Bruce Pick, Feb 4, 2004
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  4. George

    Han Guest

    You failed the test. www.email.net is routed to
    <http://www.matchmaker.com/>.

    Instead you should use an unroutable top level domain like mine.
     
    Han, Feb 5, 2004
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  5. George

    B.J.Honeycut Guest

    Yes indeed, never munge with a domain that may be real: you are subjecting
    innocent people to deluges of spam. best to use a combination of invalid
    TLD's and improbable aliases, as some spambots remove invalid as a SOP.

    --
    "Time will bring to light whatever is hidden;
    it will cover up and conceal what is now shining in splendor."
    Horace (65 - 8 BC); Roman poet.

    Mike
     
    B.J.Honeycut, Feb 5, 2004
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