On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 01:42:49PM +0100, Colm Buckley mentioned:
> 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.
There are, however many spam companies selling "webcrawling" software,
which do start searching websites that have mail archives. Mailman, an
excellent mailing list software package has such an option to change
"Address at domain.tld" to "address at domain.tld".
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