[TriLUG] Re: [messed up subject heading]
jeremyp at pobox.com
Mon Apr 29 16:20:52 EDT 2002
On Mon, 29 Apr 2002, [iso-8859-1] Peter Long wrote:
> I am a little concerned by the fact that the trilug mailing list archives
> are publicly searchable. What are the chances of a web-spider type thing
> harvesting our email addresses from these archives?
> I have on two occasions received email from people not on the list
> regarding questions I had posted on the list. I have no problem with
> genuine email queries like that, but I dread the day that I start getting
> spam at this address.
The mailing list archive munges the email address in the headers; all mail
is listed as coming from "trilug at trilug.org"
The only way your address would be posted is if someone quotes your
address in their reply, or if you have it in a sig file or something.
I think mailing list archives are a huge asset, and since this is a public
list, spammers could join and get email addresses that way too. I don't
think there's a need to be too paranoid about it.
By the way, your mail client did something really strange to the subject
line. In pine, it looks like this:
So much for SquirrelMail being perfect. Or maybe it's pine being
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