[Bioc-devel] Updated biocViews beta available: please comment

Herve Pages hpages at fhcrc.org
Wed Dec 7 21:56:08 CET 2005

Hi all,

Jeff Gentry wrote:

>This reminds me of a system I did see at one point, in use at
>www.zincfingers.org.  Relooking at their source it seems they're using
>something called "Spam Vaccine".  IIRC it uses a mangled name that then
>gets passed to a javascript applet to transpose it to plaintext on
>display such that spambots won't see the actual email.  Don't know how
>well it works though.
I wonder if the Javascript trick is really efficient.

 > lynx -dump http://www.zincfingers.org/ | grep '\-at\-'
            jjoung -at- partners.org
            ahirsh -at- partners.org
            agiesecke -at- partners.org

If lynx can do it, then most harvesting bot should be able to do it too...



Hervé Pagès
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