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hmmm

my host name is showing up in memebers email addys

   
10:12 pm on Jul 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Ok, so I'm looking at a couple people profiles here @ WmW. And I see the following entry for thier email address:

admin@peXXXan.ne.client2.attbi.com(x's in place of some other letters to protect myself)

Anyways, that hostname is the one provided to me by AT&T. Any ideas? Kinda strange..

10:22 pm on Jul 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator jatar_k is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



I posted the same thing awhile ago and Brett explained that it was used to stop email harvesters. They fluctuate there are all kinds of variations to them.
10:31 pm on Jul 25, 2002 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Senior Member rcjordan is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



Yeah, it caught me by surprise too. It's a pretty slick anti-harvester script BT built in for profile protection.

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I don't want to give away any secrets, but it pulls a sneaky trick or two if they harvest long enough.

3:38 am on Jul 26, 2002 (gmt 0)

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thanks..