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anti-spam-tomfoolery-considered-foolish [2014/01/07 12:46]
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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[*]. ​