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Re: Spammers watching this user forum
On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, Todd Bowden wrote:
> Just received an email from an email address that only could of received
> my address from this user list.
> My address was only created a couple weeks ago for the sole purpose of
> emailing this user-list. Might there be a way to
> hide peoples email addresses and just use their alias names instead of
> publishing them on the user list thread?
Unfortunately Todd sourceware^H^H^H^Hs.redhat.com is a haven for spam e-mail
harvesters. We do munge addresses in the e-mail header in the archives but in
reality all a spammer needs to do is subscribe to the list. There's not much we
can do about it, especially when taking the mere number of subscribers into
I must mention that Cygwin + SpamAssassin == 99.9% spam free. :-)
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