[uf-discuss] Spam and Microformats Search

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Mon Jun 19 08:48:40 PDT 2006

On Jun 19, 2006, at 9:56 AM, Patrick Crowley wrote:

> Great job on MF search, guys.
> My hCard is showing up nicely now, but I noticed my email is sitting
> out in the open. Any chance you can add spam protection to search
> results?

Isn't it already sitting out in the open for the search to have  
picked it up?  Publishing-side spam protection is generally a  
placebo.  If a single person with a vulnerable machine has your email  
address, it's available to any persistent spammer even if it's not on  
the web anywhere.  And once one spammer has it, they'll sell it to  
other spammers.  I don't think microformats have much to offer as far  
as spam-fighting.


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