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From: Pat Asher <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] address not reliably privatized
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 09:34:01 -0400
References: <d30.3a5e9c04.35e7fbbb@aol.com>
In-Reply-To: <d30.3a5e9c04.35e7fbbb@aol.com>


At 09:01 AM 8/28/2008, 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 that
>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 the addresses
>to be harvested.

Not only are the addresses encrypted, but last I heard, Google was
the only bot allowed to spider the list archives, and they have
agreed to maintain the encryption. Other bots may try to get in, but
the alarm bells go off and they are quickly blocked.

Pat


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