Re: Anti-Spam Measures (RFC)

1999-06-13 22:48:38
 :}> No...that would cause export problems.  I would like to be able
 :}> to use, for example, a subroutine which performs rot11 on the 
 :}> local part, rotates the entire local part two characters to the
 :}> right, and leaves the domain name untouched.
 :}What do you mean by "local part"?  Are you actually refering to the
 :}username?  If you are refering to the hostname portion, there may be
 :}no "local part".  If the username, such obfuscation will not prevent
 :}the problem of mail servers still receiving spam, even though it gets
 :}bounced because of no user.  Note, there is the probability that doing
 :}a rot just on the username gives a another valid user.

Local part as in the RFC 822 grammar, 

     addr-spec   =  local-part "@" domain

or username, if you like.

The example was just an example.  The intent is to prevent
not only automated harvesters but moderately clever people
reading the address, while keeping the ability to 
regenerate a mhonarc database from the message pages.


 :}     --ewh

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