Thwarting email harvesters

Patrick De Geest patrick.degeest at
Sat Apr 19 17:03:15 CEST 2003

I recently was suggested to use '@' instead
of '@' for the AT symbol. Similarly for the DOT
this can be replaced by '.'. And to beat
smart bots who scan for the 'mailto:' section in
webpages one character can be replaced with its
corresponding ascii code. The main advantage I see
is that all browsers still display the address
correctly regardless size of fonts.

Example :

Has this method already been discussed ?

Patrick De Geest
1. mailto:pdg at (preferred)
2. mailto:Patrick.DeGeest at
Website 1 :
Website 2 : (mirrorsite)

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