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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:22 am    Post subject: Why is it that.... Reply with quote

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email Kim at kimig33 AT gmail DOT com


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evan.draper AT pharm DOT utah DOT edu


Why do you have to do the "AT" and "DOT" instead of "@" and "." ?

I'm a little new to this forum thing Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

because there are these nasty little programs called bots that wander around the internet looking for silly people that post things like bobthecow@mailinator.com, just so they can have someone to send info about mail order brides, manhood enlargement, and where to order a perscription for viagra without a doctor...

if you're in the market for any of the above, feel free to put your regular email address down.

otherwise, it's a good idea to mix it up a little. just to confuse the poor little bots.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good answer
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that being said putting stuff like AT really isn't perfect because some bots are smart. infact, with something called a regular expression it can pickup both just as easily.

it's just going on that there are less bots that pick up both.
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