Re: crippling mail archives
- Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 10:05:46 +0200
Further to my email last week and a short brainstorm in-office, we've come
> 2) If so, how do we do this? Do we remove domains? restrict it to members
> only? etc.
Proposal: email addresses like:
Mally Mclane mally@localhost
are scrambled to URLs like the following:
<A HREF="/cgi/descramble.pl?MUNGED-EMAIL">Mally Mclane</A>
in the mail archive pages. descramble.pl returns:
<META http-equiv="Refresh" content="0; URL=
plus some descriptive text, including the descrambled email in case
the browser can't handle the refresh. This instantly brings up the
client's mail program if configured.
The advantages are:
- you can make the scrambling algorithm whatever you like, it
doesn't have to be clear to the (legitimate) user.
- the user can just click on the link as normal to use
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