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anti-spam-tomfoolery-considered-foolish [2014/01/07 12:46]
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anti-spam-tomfoolery-considered-foolish [2015/06/02 14:09] (current)
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 ====== Annoying and pointless anti-spam devices ====== ====== Annoying and pointless anti-spam devices ======
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 There seems to be a trend emerging not to put one's email address on one's webpage, or to use some onerous obfuscation technique.   "To email me, replace the second letter of the first word of the title of my favourite album with the Latin name of my favourite sport" All this information is available on the page, so it's not impossible, but really?    Have you ever actually tried to leave your email publically visible?  I've been doing so for decades (yes, awf@robots.ox.ac.uk still reaches me), I have extremely lax spam filters, and yes, I get dozens of spam emails a day, and I would say I deal with each in significantly less than a second[*].    There seems to be a trend emerging not to put one's email address on one's webpage, or to use some onerous obfuscation technique.   "To email me, replace the second letter of the first word of the title of my favourite album with the Latin name of my favourite sport" All this information is available on the page, so it's not impossible, but really?    Have you ever actually tried to leave your email publically visible?  I've been doing so for decades (yes, awf@robots.ox.ac.uk still reaches me), I have extremely lax spam filters, and yes, I get dozens of spam emails a day, and I would say I deal with each in significantly less than a second[*].   
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