Email addresses with weird characters? March 25, 2000 8:53 AM   Subscribe

Why do so many people's email addresses display with weird charaters in them? Seems to be that way for everyone. The HREFs are okay, though.
posted by endquote to Bugs at 8:53 AM (2 comments total)

Probably to stymie the spam-bots.
posted by luke at 7:11 PM on March 25, 2000

yeah, it's a spambot hack I got from evolt's list archives. I realized about six months after I'd been a member of's mailing list, that the entire thing was online. Everyone's email address is online too, but they use "%40" in place of an @, and I haven't gotten any spam traced back to the archives yet. So I employed it here.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:55 PM on March 26, 2000

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