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(yournamehere)*no spam*@(somewhere).com

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by Plato, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    does that <no spam> thing really work?

    the way i see it, if marketers really want to spam your email, then they can simply remove the <no spam> part and spam away as they please.

    its like putting a sign saying "do not touch"
    people will be tempted to touch.

  2. labRat

    labRat TRIBE Member

    it stops the automatic bots that slither through the web grabbing any available email addy that they can.
  3. Ditto Much

    Ditto Much TRIBE Member

    Yeah but its kind of tough to code one for everything that actually corrects an email address as well as an eye can. Your making it obvious to a human being but impossible for a generic script that hasn't been tought your specific model of test inserting.

    for instance

    1) asshole@buttlicker.com

    2) asshole-nospam@huttlicker.com
    3) asshole-removethis@buttlicker.com
    4) asshole<spamavoidance>@buttlicker.com
    5) asshole@removethis-buttlicker.com

    It would actually require a little bit of thought and design (half a day) to write something that was bright enough to catch these but allow ...

    6) d-alispam@not-here.com

    to go through.

    rememeber a computer has to be told what to do quite specifically and actually has very few real functions.
  4. Vidman

    Vidman TRIBE Member

    Ooorr.. if you want to display your email address, simply type it up in a tiny GIF and post the image. That's how I do it.
  5. Plato

    Plato TRIBE Member

    ok, i get it now
    thanks guys [​IMG]

  6. matty

    matty TRIBE Member


    Remove my pants to e-mail.

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