Nigerians scams and p0rn spam.
Fri Aug 8 09:03:22 CEST 2003
Hi List Maintainers,
Following up on the Spam Question in
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.
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