Nigerians scams and p0rn spam.

Kent Boortz <>
Fri Aug 8 13:06:56 CEST 2003


Peter-Henry Mander <> writes:
> 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>

It is no problem for us to change this if the members on this list can
agree that the email addresses should be removed or how they should be
changed not to be visible to the robots that collect them,

kent



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