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    SubjectRe: bkbits - "@" question
    --Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote (on Saturday, October 23, 2004 11:21:31 +0100):

    > On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 12:14:52PM +0200, Jean Delvare wrote:
    >> > * Larry McVoy asked:
    >> > The web pages on bkbits.net contain email addresses. This is
    >> > probably about a 4 year too late question but would it help reduce
    >> > spam if we did something like s/@/ (at) / for all those addresses?
    >> >
    >> > * Christoph Hellwig answered:
    >> > No.
    >>
    >> Why not, please?
    >
    > Because spambots parse all this replacements anyway, and it makes cut & pasting
    > mail addresses if you want to reply to a change much easier.

    Besides which, 99.99% of people who's name appears in the changelogs
    have presumably posted to linux-kernel anyway, and are thus in need
    of spam prophylactics whatever you do. So it won't help ...

    M.

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