Nigerians scams and p0rn spam.

Peter-Henry Mander erlang@REDACTED
Fri Aug 8 10:16:44 CEST 2003

Hi Vance,

I expect that most email addresses include a "human" name that can be 
harmlessly displayed in the archives. Would that meet your requirements? 
What I wish is the "machine" email address to be removed, not the real 
name of participants. Real names aren't very useful to spammers.

True, I can smell a scam or spam email miles away, but it still bothers 
me since the solution ought to be quite trivial. Why should we even 
tolerate spam fodder harvesting when a cure is possible?


Vance Shipley wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 08, 2003 at 08:03:22AM +0100, Peter-Henry Mander wrote:
> }  
> }  Is there anything that can be done to purge the online archives of email 
> }  addresses, or at least render them robot-proof?
> Funny, I have pretty much the opposite request.  I wish the search
> function for the archives would actually work on From addresses as
> it purports to.  I often want to find something I may have written 
> previously or maybe I remember some good advice provided by Ulf and
> want to find it.  It would be much easier if the search criteria
> included the sender.  Also if I find a post from someone which is
> right up my alley I may want to contact them directly.  Anyone is
> welcome to contact me, just make sure you have a good Subject line
> as an absent one or a suspicious one will get deleted along with
> the Nigerian, Viagra, etc. spam. :)
> 	-Vance

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