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Re: [nocol-users] mail archives
On Thu, Jun 29, 2000 at 12:11:26PM +1000, Terry Manderson wrote: > Hi Nocol People, > > A little complaint actually, and something everyone should be aware > off. > > I try to be carefull about where I send my email address, since > they tend to end up on spam lists pretty easily if you aren't carefull. > > recently I recieved some spam email, and I searched google for my email > address thinking I may have put it somewhere silly. > > the results are that the web based nocol-list archives are browsable > (versus searchable) thus all email addresses are visable. > > Can I suggest one of two things, > > - make the archives a database style access so web crawlers > can't pick addresses so easily > - mangle the email addresses on the listmembers behalf. Realistically, I think that list-maintainers should respect the old "X-no-archive" header -- perhaps even go a step-above and purposely obfuscate people's email addresses such that a robot would have a hard time deciphering it but a human eye would be able to pick out the address at a glance (then again, any pattern is programmable easy enough in a robot). > I'm not saying that nocol-users is at fault, tho it IS a distinct > possibility. > > Terry -- Russell M. Van Tassell firstname.lastname@example.org "Good news. Ten weeks from Friday will be a pretty good day."