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Re: OT: email exposed to spammers

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-07-25 12:58:01 CEST

On Jul 24, 2006, at 18:48, Oliver Betz wrote:

> Kamal wrote:
>
> [mail address shows up in public archives]
>
>> I always consider this in non-advanced-software-mailing-lists (). I
>
> Even if "the" list archives (not really the list itself) obuscate the
> adresses, there might be another archive, maybe an "inofficial"
> archive not doing so.
>
> AFAIK, there are at least two archives of this mailing list.
>
> So even if it seems that the addresses are obfuscated in "the"
> archive, don't rely that it doesn't show up somwhere else.

The unofficial list archives which everybody uses at svn.haxx.se do
obfuscate email addresses. For example, view the source of this page:

http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2006-07/0955.shtml

Unfortunately, the official list archives provided by tigris.org /
collabnet which nobody uses because they are so awful do not
obfuscate email addresses. See the source of this:

http://subversion.tigris.org/servlets/ReadMsg?list=users&msgNo=52123

This is bug 3, reported in September 2003, which they refuse to fix,
on ludicrous and incorrect grounds:

http://www.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=3

The grounds are ludicrous and incorrect because even the simplest
form of obfuscation (for example, changing the @ sign to " at ") has
been effective in preventing me from getting even a single spam email
on the other mailing lists I'm on where they do that.

I receive an average of one spam message a day to my Subversion
mailing list address thanks to this asininity, and have had to
generate a new email address every three months or so to try to keep
this from spiraling out of control. It incenses me that the list
admins place such little value on the time of their contributors. But
at the moment the only options appear to be to stay on the list and
accept the spam, or to leave the list. For the moment, I'm still
choosing the former.

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