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Simple but Effective Spam Harvester Solutions
From: Andrew Smith <stfunub () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 23:09:13 +0100
Not entirely sure if this is appropriate for full-disclosure. Ah Well.
As you may well know there are programs that scour the internet
looking for email addresses, some people attempt to thwart them
writing emails like "my_email (AT) mydomain (DOT) com". These don't
really work, so i figured some of my own out. They appear to have been
successful, i will share them with you now.
Using HTML Escape characters is a popular method, eg:
<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">contact me</a>
This works quite well but is easy to defeat (more on HTML escape
Also, worked pretty well. As it gets more complicated it's far harder to defeat.
Then i found PHP could be used, creating a file called 'mail.php' and entering:
header("Location: mailto:form2 () shiz biz")
into it, meant that linking to mail.php would launch an email.
Anyways, more info can be found here: http://www.wheresthebeef.co.uk/?p=hat
I hope some people have found this useful.
Full-Disclosure - We believe in it.
- Simple but Effective Spam Harvester Solutions Andrew Smith (Oct 08)