You really need to make the system change slowly and randomly over time.
It doesnt really need to be too hard, but it needs to avoid a convention
how about "joe <at-delimiter> barrera <dot-delimiter> org"
where <at-delimiter> and <dot-delimiter> are chosen at random from a list of
" at "
" @ "
" a "
" * "
" % "
" ! "
" $ "
" dot "
" d "
That makes for 25 combinations. Change once a month and you should be able
to go for quite a long time without any conventions arising. I doubt any
spammer would monitor the list for that long to discover the possible
reversal works for me too
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joseph S Barrera III [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2001 8:38 PM
> To: Russell Turpin
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [ADMIN] Archives Harvesting
> Also sprach Russell Turpin:
> > Spammers allegedly are as dumb as posts. Nonetheless, it
> > doesn't take much brainpower to change a Perl regex so that
> > it interprets doe(@)somewhere.com or doe%somewhere.com
> > as the obvious email address.
> But how many obfuscation scheme do you (as a spammer) look for?
> I've seen many different schemes (such as joe at barrera.org) used,
> but I've not seen joe(@)barrera.org, which is why I picked it.
> Do you have a better suggestion? Or are you just doubtful that this
> scheme will do us any good?
> - Joe
> We know that: Logic is just a clever party trick.
> And that: Sense-making and efficiency is the object of machines.
> And that: Order is a simple game played with marbles by children.
> And that: Clarity is an enema for the time-deprived.
> Thus we believe strongly that: Understanding is a sometime thing.
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