spamblock

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

spam +‎ block

Noun[edit]

spamblock ‎(plural spamblocks)

  1. (computing) Text inserted into an email address in order to make it invalid, though still readable to a human being. For example, in "jsmith-[AT]-company-[DOT]-com", the "@" and "." symbols have been replaced with literal text to prevent automated spambots from finding the email address while still leaving it readable.

Verb[edit]

spamblock ‎(third-person singular simple present spamblocks, present participle spamblocking, simple past and past participle spamblocked)

  1. (computing) To obfuscate (an email address) with a spamblock.

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