email and s p a m blocking

Brian L. Galebach briang at
Wed Nov 6 15:13:09 CET 2002

I don't like the idea of just modifying the email addresses in an obvious
way, as some have suggested.  Just have a link for each contributer to a
page where you can send a message.  This really isn't at all hard to do, and
would make all our email addresses completely secure.  Privacy is a serious
concern, and this issue deserves a serious solution, not a cluge.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian L. Galebach [mailto:briang at]
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 2:28 PM
To: njas at; seqfan at
Subject: RE: email and s p a m blocking

How about this:

Perhaps instead of showing an email address, the site could have, for each
contributer, a link to a "send email" page where a person could compose an
email, and hit send.  The sending user would not see the recipient's email
address.  The site, which knows the email address, would then send the
email.  If two people are interested in further communication, they can
always exchange email addresses through use of this "email" page.

Brian Galebach

-----Original Message-----
From: N. J. A. Sloane [mailto:njas at]
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 11:17 AM
To: seqfan at
Cc: njas at
Subject: email and s p a m blocking

Dear Seqfans

What should we do about posting email addresses in the OEIS ?

On the one hand it is important to post addresses so that
people can get in touch with each other about sequences

On the other hand there are programs that search the web
for email addresses and sell them to spammers

One possible solution would be to modify email addresses in an obvious way

For example, change   lbj at  to

in other words, replace "@" in every email address by "=OEIS="

Does anyone have a better idea?

Neil Sloane

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