Adam Beecher writes:
>> That reminds me - that pipermail installation on the ILUG is
>> responsible for crazy amounts of spam flooding in my direction. I've
>> avoided it with the same address for nearly six months now, but it's
>> starting to pour in again, and I *can't* bloody well change my
>> address now. Couldn't someone hack it up a bit to obfuscate the
>> addresses? I get enough of the crap through "regular spam channels"
>> without this...
I have never heard of an address-harvester which looks through email
archives on the Net for spam lists, and I strongly doubt that the ILUG
archives are being searched like this. I'm unwilling to modify the
pipermail archiver from its distributed state, as I generally don't have
time to maintain extra patches for software on my servers. Feel free to
download the pipermail sources (comes with the mailman package - see
http://www.list.org/) and submit your own patch to the maintainer. If
address obfuscation is an option in the standard distribution of
pipermail, I'd consider enabling it.
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