Email Obfuscation Checker

How difficult it is to decrypt obfuscated email addresses? Can we really thwart email harvesters and screenscrapers by changing <name@example.com> to <name[at]example[dot]com>?

The Challenge

Is it possible thwart email harvesters by obfuscating email adresseses, such as by displaying them as <name[at]example[dot]com>?

Ever wonder how hard it is to decrypt such addresses? The answer? Very easy!

 

The Solution

I had my doubts and whipped together a little script to test the situation. 

It demonstrates how easy it is to decode email addresses that were encrypted using some surprisingly popular obfuscation techniques. 

You can test the example list or enter sample addresses of your own. Good luck and get cracking!