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RE: Spammers watching this user forum
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: "DePriest, Jason R." <jrdepriest at ftb dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2003 15:08:14 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: Spammers watching this user forum
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
Yes, but not in the *body* of the message (so, your quoted message below
shows the unobfuscated address for Brian Dessent, as well as for the
Cygwin list). Furthermore, the archives at <http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/>
aren't the only archives of this mailing list, and different archives have
different address munging policies. IOW, if you want to be spam-free,
don't use an important address for posting on a public forum, or use a
On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, DePriest, Jason R. wrote:
> The archives already show email addresses slightly obfuscated by
> replacing the '@' with 'at' and the '.' with 'dot' and adding spaces.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Dessent [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 2:28 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Spammers watching this user forum
> 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?
> Uh, it's called a public mailing list. You should never be surprised to
> receive spam on an email address you use to post to a ML, that's just
> how the world works. Use a throwaway account if it bothers you. I also
> suggest SpamAssassin.
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