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Does "at example dot com" work?

Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Keywords: Technology

It seems to me that as more and more people obfuscate their e-mail addresses in the form of "johndoe at example dot com", this isn't going to be a very effective method any more. For example, this Google search for "at gmail dot com" (with the quotes) yields over a million results, most of which can be readily parsed straight from the search results page. So for people who use this sort of obfuscation, does this prevent you from getting on spam lists?