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[#3489] hide mail addresses from web page

Date:
2006-02-07 15:12
Priority:
3
Submitted By:
Karl Brodowsky (bk1)
Assigned To:
Nobody (None)
Category:
None
State:
Open
Summary:
hide mail addresses from web page

Detailed description
Currently we have more and more "search engines" which harvest mail addresses from web pages and provide them
to mail-spammers.
If not now, it is a matter of time that they will implement some easy rules, like
"@nospam@" -> "@"
" at " -> "@"
etc.
I trust that the usage of ocr for scanning mail addresses shown as png-image-file will still take a little bit longer,
because that costs real computing power.

So I suggest to avoid displaying mail adresses with this
myname@nospam@provider.tld convention anywhere on rubyforge where malicious search robots can pass by.  I like
the yahoo-idea:  Display the mail address like
myname@...  It is still possible to contact the person, because the server knows
the mail address and can deliver a mail whose text has been entered into a form as it is now already.

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Message
Date: 2007-02-06 11:25
Sender: Dov Murik

Moreover, I'd suggest to use the user@rubyforge.org mail alias
instead of the real email, as done in Sourceforge (they display
the user@users.sourceforge.net address on the user page).

Thanks,
dubek.

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