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

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-21 22:49:28 CEST

Brian Mathis <bmathis@directedge.com> writes:
> No, it's not at all useless. The effort is very small, and the reward
> is great. Spammers use scripts that crawl the web. Finding some web
> page with a bunch of addresses takes no work at all on the part of a
> spammer. Signing up to a mailing list and then collecting messages
> takes infinitely more work, and most if not all spammers won't be
> doing that, if they even understand it's possible.

If the effort were small, we could try it. But this would probably
take at least a day of some engineer's time here to get right, time
that could be spent fixing bugs and improving Subversion, cvs2svn,

FWIW, I use SpamAssassin and SpamProbe (Bayesian filtering) together,
and the result is that I get almost no spam now, whereas I used to get
at least 500 a day (peanuts compared with your 10,000, so I imagine
you must be doing some sort of filtering already!). The stuff at


may or may not be of any help to you; it sure saved me.

But again, if you don't post your address, no spammer can find it...


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