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Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Tue Sep 28 12:51:00 GMT 2004


On Tue, 28 Sep 2004, Dave Korn wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: cygwin-talk-owner On Behalf Of Brian Dessent
> > Sent: 28 September 2004 07:05
>
> > 28648 messages processed, of which 28617 had legible email addresses.
>
> >  2. cgf-no-personal-reply-please AT cygwin dot com               1526
> > 12. cgf-rcm AT cygwin dot com                                    342
> > 17. cgf AT redhat dot com                                        261
> > 20. cgf-idd AT cygwin dot com                                    232
> >  1. cgf AT redhat dot com                                        3976
> >  7. cgf AT cygnus dot com                                        1976
> > 13. cgf-no-personal-reply-please AT cygwin dot com               994
> > 26. cgf-rcm AT cygwin dot com                                    466
> > 38. cgf-cygwin AT cygwin dot com                                 320
>
>   Oh my god, it's full of CGFs!
>
> >  6. cygwin AT cygwin dot com                                     2185
>
>   So who was this?  [Bet it's another cgf!]
>
> > PS: If anyone is worried about email addresses being available to be
> > parsed by spammers from this post, then take a reality pill.  It would
> > be much easier for said spammer to download the archives and
> > extract the
> > un-munged addresses (producing thousands) rather than
> > manually trying to
> > get them from this post and getting fifty or so.
>
>   Well, that depends on your definition of 'easier'.  It rather depends what
> features the spamware they have provides, since they're not generally
> computer-literate enough to do much downloading/untarring/scripting themselves.
>
>   Since people keep on worrying about spamware being smart enough to recognize
> "username AT domain DOT com" type addresses, I've started replacing @ and . with
> SPLAT and BOING or similar random silly words; there's no possible way an
> auto-de-munger could recognize phrases of the form "word WORD word WORD word"
> without getting a false positive rate in the five-nines range..... <g>

If one e-mail in a million spams someone, that's one too many.  Now's the
time (and the place ];->) to resume that "spammers should be hung by their
pinky toes and bombarded with paper copies of their e-mails" discussion.
:-)
	Igor
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