On Tue 15 Jan 2002 10:23, Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> With respect though, this doesn't address the problem that is being
> pointed out here. All our addresses (or at least those of people
> who post) are contained in an easily downloadable, relatively easily
> parseable set of files. So we're all open to being personally
> spammed, which I'm more concerned about than spam to ilug at linux.ie.
No. If you post a message to a public mailing list, your email
address becomes public property; I could spend infinite time trying to
obscure the archives or whatever, but it's simply not worth it - all a
putative harvester would have to do is subscribe to the list for a
couple of days to get the email addresses *anyway*.
I'll put in reasonable measures to block spam at the server, but
you're on your own when dealing with spam to your own email address.
Email addresses are *meant* to be public; there is no suitable
"technical solution" to the problem of spam, our best hope is having
it dealt with at the legal/political level.
Colm Buckley : Systems Architect @ NewWorld Commerce
Business: +353 1 4334334 / colm at nwcgroup.com / http://www.nwcgroup.com/
Personal: +353 87 2469146 / colm at tuatha.org / http://www.tuatha.org/~colm/
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