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On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Jim Popovitch wrote:
> There is no feasible way to do what you are asking for, short of
> removing the sender's email address entirely. Even then... it is
> ineffective because the body of the email may contain email addresses
> from a reply or forward, and the diversity of email clients makes it
> near impossible to determine where a client may inject the original
> posters email address (headers included).
> Given the use of email addresses in sigs, RFCs, announcements, and code
> samples (not to mention emails containing valid addresses that posters
> are trying to share, i.e. Congressmen, etc), it would require human
> intervention (i.e. a moderator, also not perfect) to scan each email and
> decide what email addresses should remain.
What software is used to manage the archives? If we can't do it with
the software that' there, why not migrate to something else? I agree
with the other folks that email address should be removed or rewritten
(say to <*****@domain.com> prior to deposting them in the archive.
> If you don't want your address public, get a diff email account for
> public lists.
> -Jim P.
> On Mon, 2004-01-26 at 22:32, Robert Reese wrote:
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> > I'd love that to, but it isn't quite what I meant. What I meant was
> > for the list manager (sorry, I don't know who that is) to change the
> > behavior of the archives so that the email addresses cannot be
> > obtained via bots or search engines. I have seen a good many lists
> > that offer this protection for the members.
> > Thanks,
> > Robert Reese~
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> > On 1/26/2004 at 6:37 PM Greg wrote:
> > >OpenBSD has spamd - a way to make the spamming machines groan
> > >resource-wise.
> > >I am certain that there are Linux variants on this and I would
> > >suggest using
> > >them with abandon/extreme prejudice. If you find one that makes the
> > >machines catch fire and produce copious amounts of shrapnel upon the
> > >bodies of the spammers, then I will happily replace my OpenBSD
> > >firewall with Debian.
> > >
> > >Greg
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