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OT: SVN: Mailing Archive: Email's public, open to spammers?

From: Klaus Rennecke <kre_at_tigris.org>
Date: 2004-07-21 20:50:39 CEST

Brian Mathis wrote:
> [...]
> I don't think it's unreasonable to expect that these days, if you are
> making a public archive of a mailing list, that you munge the addresses.
> I would actually consider it a requirement. It would be a small
> additional step that will save everyone a lot of hassle later on.
> [...]

Well, it's not as such unreasonable, but pretty much useless. There is
nothing you can do to prevent a spammer to join the mailing list and
lurk with a bot to harvest addresses. No munging will help there.

So, I don't believe it's worth the effort. It might even be considered
an added risk, because it would create a false sense of security.

Funny thing is, I didn't get any spam yet - that I know of - on this
vector. But that's probably just plain lucky :-)


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