Hiding seq.fan's email address

Leroy Quet qq-quet at mindspring.com
Sat Jul 15 18:34:51 CEST 2006

I may have his wrong, for I am kind of ignorant when it comes to matters 
of computing.
But as I understand it, "bots" search the web for email addresses; then 
the newly-discovered email addresses receive a bunch of spam/viruses.

Well, even though seq.fan has a spam-filter, as I think have read at some 
point, it may be a good idea to hide any mention of seq.fan's email 
address on the internet by, say, replacing each "@" with an "(at)" (as is 
done already with OEIS contributers email addresses).

Well,I notice that seq.fan's old email address appears undisguised at:

(Could this be the reason for much of the spam I have received lately? -- 
Each spam email, including an attachment, has a randomnly-generated title 
usually consisting of two random but harmless-looking words written in 
all lower case. I get a couple of these a day. Are others on this list 
getting these?)

So I suggest that:

1) When seq.fan moves to its new address, ALL mentions of the address on 
the web should be disguised.

2) Seq.fan should automatically block all attachments (and maybe all 
emails with attachments) from being distributed.

Leroy Quet

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