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Re: crippling mail archives

  • To: Alessandro Ranellucci < >
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  • From: Mally Mclane < >
  • Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2002 16:34:41 +0200

On 20/6/02 16:05, "Alessandro Ranellucci" alex@localhost wrote:

> On 20-06-2002 at 14:44, Dave Topping wrote:
> 
>> Presents data such as dave.topping@localhost as dave.topping at
>> flextel.com, so that spambots can't harvest.
> 
> That's not a solution, since spammers can easily instruct their bots to
> parse those addresses also. I think that restricting archive access is
> the only valid solution, although this would require a logging system to
> prevent that people (spammers) subscribe to lists, scrape the archive
> for e-mail addresses and then unsubscribe.

We've already considered this, however whilst it would okay to implement for
anti-spam-wg, things like lir-wg especially are supposed to be
open/transparent, so restricting access to list members is a no go.

-mally





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