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Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] address not reliably privatized
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:33:05 EDT
Someone with more techie knowledge can correct me if I'm wrong but I believe
deters address harvesting as well as the use of flybait which feeds tons of
bogus email address to any possible harvester to discourage attempts to get the
addresses. These may not all be obvious in looking at the code.
In a message dated 8/28/2008 9:23:16 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
I disagree. If you search a keyword (for me, I used "kasle") in the
archiver.rootsweb.com, the address of the poster is privatized, but
addresses still appear in the text of the messages when people reply
to a message.
Rootsweb should be privitizing the search results page for this, and
not just the message pages. I thought they used to do it, I tested
before starting to post.
And on your suggestion, I just viewed html raw source and the email
addresses are clearly there in the message body snippets in the
results page, including the whole address with an "at" @ sign in them,
in the raw html.
On 8/28/08, <> wrote:
> While your email address may show up in a search of Google and elsewhere it
> isn't really "out there in plain sight" for an address harvester to steal.
> Address harvesters and spammers gather email addresses through programs
> read the raw code on a page and not what you SEE on an HTML page.
> If you view the source code in the archives you will find that the
> addressses are encrypted in three ways that makes it very difficult for
> to be harvested.
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