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zachariah

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Post Posted August 14th, 2006, 10:46 pm

I'm wondering why email addresses are so easy for spam-crawlers to harvest from bugzilla.

The bugzilla features page says "Bugzilla adds HTML obfuscation of email addresses to hide emails from bots, crawlers and spiders." but it seems that https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ doesn't use this feature (or the feature doesn't work that well).

I changed my email address on there, and within a week I was getting spam to the address I used. (I only use the address at bugzilla).

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Post Posted August 15th, 2006, 12:53 am

I go for the first. I took a look on a bugzilla entry and there are several mailto entries. I can not see any obfuscation there.
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Post Posted August 15th, 2006, 2:53 pm

Where would one request that obfuscation be turned on (or that emails are not visible, and therefore a different way of contacting contributors is created as a new bugzilla feature)?

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Post Posted August 15th, 2006, 3:00 pm

Don't know. For a first try i would contact one of the people which has assigned bugs. They probably know
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