Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #6390
From: Daniel Solomons <daniel@oo.net>
Subject: Re: (not so) Obvious spam address
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2000 12:34:19 -0700
To: SIMS Discussions <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
Hello -

At 12:20 PM -0700 7/5/00, Hal Taylor wrote:
Writing an algorithm to check the
validity of an email address based on the characters it contains is not
straightforward.

No? Isn't that's what computers are for?

 And couldn't you imagine a valid user name that has two
sets of numbers, ie, "19fred67" or "2cool4u"?

I can imagine it. But I've only *seen* it - several thousand times a day - for spam.

Daniel

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