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brett
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« on: January 29, 2007, 01:26:53 AM »

An online email link generator, to display only  (non clickable)

enter your email address, and it will return a external link to use in web pages or forums.

http://services.nexodyne.com/email/

some examples








unfortunatley, you have to give them your email first.   Cool

Their policy
and Their facts

Still, its a neat alternative to displaying your email address

and I would love to hear of alternative ways of slowing spam robots

Brett
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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2007, 03:06:57 AM »

I knew about this, and the first time i saw it i thought the same you did: do they keep my e-mail?
A simple way to use this while protecting yourself against it is to put random letters in the middle of your e-mail and then remove them with an image editor.
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« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2007, 03:36:49 AM »

Humm, they say your email address is "encrypted" in the link they provide for the image. If this really is a two-way encryption rather than a hash that's then looked up in a database, it would be theoretically possible for spammers to RE or guess the algorithm.

The generated link does change even if you enter the same address. Different length inputs have different length output, so it probably is some reversible encryption rather than a hash value.

The generated URLs look like http://services.nexodyne.com/email/icon/{variable-size}/{fixed-size}/{provider-constant}/0/image.png. The {variables} look to be base64 encoded. Please don't tell me that {fixed-size} is a raw key for a standard encryption algorithm.

I'd do what jgpaiva suggests, enter a couple random chars, use an image editor to cut it out, and save the resulting image somewhere. But then the whole deal is almost pointless, since it's a bit of work.
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« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2007, 09:31:13 AM »

this is a really nice idea..
might also be a good project for a local application if someone wants to try it - would avoid the fears of people keeping your email.
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« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2007, 10:30:26 PM »

You could also just use spaces on that form then generate and save then add your part to it in an image editor.  smiley
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