Re: [anti-spam-wg] antispam suggestion

  • From: der Mouse mouse@localhost
  • Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2007 23:27:51 -0400 (EDT)

>> 1. Substitute email addresses in whois output with something like
>> "use http://www.ripe.net/whois";
> Replacing an email address with an HTTP URL is good.

Hardly.  At the very least, there's disagreement about it; calling it
"good" as if that were a question of fact is...misleading, at best.

>> 3. Add following text to your whois web-engine: "You need
>> javascript-compatible (graphics-compatible) browser to see emails".
> Locking out text-only browsers like Lynx is bad.

Demanding security nightmares like Javascript is worse.

> There are many ways to text-munge an email address.

If they mean I can't cut-and-paste from whois (ie, port 43) output, I
consider them unacceptable, and will block in consequence, as I have
.de and most of .uk (and yes, I recognize there are differences between
domain-based and IP-based; IMO there are none on this point).

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