Nigerians scams and p0rn spam.

Peter-Henry Mander <>
Fri Aug 8 09:03:22 CEST 2003


Hi List Maintainers,

Following up on the Spam Question in
http://www.erlang.org/ml-archive/erlang-questions/200206/msg00072.html

<rant>
This is the *only* mailing list where the notorious Nigerian scamsters 
and p0rn pushers have harvested my email address. I'm certain of this 
because I've allocated a unique address specifically for this list, and 
that's the one they're using.

Is there anything that can be done to purge the online archives of email 
addresses, or at least render them robot-proof?

The Gnu.org mailing lists never gave me this kind of problem. They 
require subscription and only the names of participants are displayed in 
the archives, none of the addresses. I know this makes the list less 
accessible to the browsing public, but the resulting high signal/noise 
ratio is desirable! I'm currently trying to devise mail client filters 
to dump most of the spam, but prevention is definitely preferable since 
I don't want to loose genuine correspondance.

Sorry for the rant, but I'm sure I'm not the only one feeling this way.
</rant>

Pete.





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