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May 24th, 2004, 04:32 AM #1
In an attempt to stop spam, a friend went through and changed all the E-mail addys on his site. He used one of those online E-mail encryption sites to conceal the addresses.
The new addresses were changed specifically so he could identify them as being the new encoded ones. He also entered two "test" addresses, that weren't actually published anyone online, nor were they used anywhere other than through the encryption site.
Guess what? He's now getting E-mail spam from ALL OF THEM! So, it sounds like the spammers are now posing as "helpful" sites to prevent people from getting spam, when all they are doing is collecting the new addys!
Be careful of the sites you do business with on the Internet, some of them are not what they appear to be. He has filed complaints with their hosting service, and he is going to have his attorney look into it as well.
This might not be a new scam to some of you, but I'd never heard of it before! I'm also about to encode all my E-mail addresses, does anyone have a site they recommend that isn't a sting operation?
May 24th, 2004, 04:39 AM #2
I decide when the pigs fly!
- Join Date
- January 18th, 2005
- New York, USA
I've been using JS for a couple of years and my email addies haven't made it into the spammer's loop yet.
var username = "NAME";
var hostname = "DOMAIN.COM";
var linktext = username + "@" + hostname;
document.write("<a href=" + "mail" + "to:" + username +
"@" + hostname + ">" + linktext + "</a>")
May 24th, 2004, 05:14 AM #3
- Join Date
- January 17th, 2005
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