[ILUG] hey hun
waider at dspsrv.com
Tue Jan 15 10:48:34 GMT 2002
According to Gavin McCullagh:
> Is it not possible to remove these email addresses, at worst with sed or
> more preferably - as I don't particularly want to add to Colm's job - with
> Mailman directly?
> It seems like a fairly obvious and simple requirement of Mailman.
There are two places to obscure someone's email - at entry to the list,
and at archival time. The latter obviously doesn't protect against a spammer
subscribing to the list to harvest addresses. The former, unfortunately,
prevents you from taking a discussion offline when it gets suitably OT -
although some might see this as a benefit rather than a problem. And, of
course, there is the long-ignored requirement^Wrequest^Wplea in RFC822
(or maybe 821, or 850, or some other long-forgotten document) that you
simply do not mess with a mail message's significant headers. Or content,
come to that.
It's perhaps a naive view, but I think you're better off spending your
energy on root cause: the spammers themselves, and the enablers thereof.
Lobby your local politician for anti-spam legislation. Hassle people who
leave relays open. That sort of thing. Me, I tend to filter stuff that I
can filter, and complain to relays and ISPs about stuff that gets past
Waider. PS Linux r00lz, d00d. am I on topic yet?
waider at dspsrv.com / Chances are I'm not at home right now.
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