[ILUG] Question about email address & mailing list
rick at linuxmafia.com
Fri Dec 12 19:34:37 GMT 2008
Quoting Oliver Pfaff:
> Its been ages since i looked at linux.ie but is my email address there
> because i put it there at some stage?
Yes, you did. E.g.:
By the way, do you ever send mail to any MS-Windows user, or to any
group that includes MS-Windows users? Then, the moment one of those
users' machines becomes malware-infected, and the malware "harvests" all
strings parseable as e-mail addresses from the system MAPI service and
from the system Web cache, your e-mail address gets added to the
hundreds of thousands sold on CDs to would-be professional spammers.
This is one of the several reasons why the "I'm hiding from spammers"
strategy doesn't work, and why I'd advise you to not bedevil mailing
list admins with requests that they retroactively remove (or obscure)
your address from posting archives.
(By the way, I've artificially changed my "Quoting..." string to use
your name only and omitting your e-mail address, but that would normally
be one of the other reasons why the "I'm hiding from spammers" strategy
is hopeless and doesn't work.
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