Re: e-mails as an images
From: Alexander Clouter (alex_at_digriz.junk-this.org.uk)
Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 19:01:39 -0000
On 2005-06-11, m <email@example.com> wrote:
> I was thinking about some kind of anti-spam and I have an Idea, what do
> you think about it, and maybe any ideas how to make it ;)
> So a lot of programs are going to web pages and taking e-mails from it,
> but maybe we can make something what will convert text to image when the
> somebody will request for e-mail in www page.
> blocking them is little harmful, somethimes it is not possible at all
> (act like normal browsers)
I m sure the blind will really love this idea.... Last time I checked an
html->speech converter does not do too well on a GIF/JPEG file. Also then
there are those of us who love our text browsers, we are going to be really
annoyed that we have to fire up a fully blown graphical browser just to
extract an email address.
Most people find the 'wibble (at) example (dot) com' approach suffices and
conveys the message across well enough. Maybe a much lighter weight email
address obfuscater using this approach would be a better idea; there probably
is already an Apache module for this, I do know there is one for a email
> If we grep all the pages from shell we can find e-mails and change it to
> pictures but what with databases/?
> So my idea is to add something to apache that will be checking if page
> contains e-mail and then change it, befor showing to browser.