Fighting spam in a small way

I decided to write a cheap little javascript that had an encrypted (extremely simple) e-mail address (mine, lol) and it would be decrypted for the user to be able to e-mail you. This may sound stupid, to encrypt it just to decrypt it, but spammers use programs to search for e-mail addresses in pages all over the internet and this will hide it. Well, unless of course they decide to script the page, which is unlikely. Like I said, it's pretty cheap and could've been written much better. Go ahead and improve it if you like and use it if you want.

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  • : I decided to write a cheap little javascript that had an encrypted (extremely simple) e-mail address (mine, lol) and it would be decrypted for the user to be able to e-mail you. This may sound stupid, to encrypt it just to decrypt it, but spammers use programs to search for e-mail addresses in pages all over the internet and this will hide it. Well, unless of course they decide to script the page, which is unlikely. Like I said, it's pretty cheap and could've been written much better. Go ahead and improve it if you like and use it if you want.
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    Take a look at the one I wrote at http://wildeware.com under utilities. There are offline versions available for GUI and Command line.



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    Walt


  • I once saw a CGI that returned many megs worth of plain text fake e-mail addresses for spam bots to chew up. Would you happen to know where it is?
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