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RE: [OT] PCYMTNQREAIYR, it really works.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Igor Pechtchanski [] 
> 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> 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
<root@[]>.  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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