At 20:36 -0500 2/20/2002, Jay R. Ashworth wrote: [Quoting Chuq]
See above. You don't get the analogy right.
No, I merely don't value the email address's privacy as highly as you do. I get about 50 spam a day in 200 new messages including about 14 mailing lists -- I'm entitled to hold that opinion if I want.
You *can't* make addresses overly private; they cease to be usable.
At least, given the supporting tools and infrastructure we have today.
I have a domain, for no particularly good reason. (I saw the word in a book ad in Science News...I bought the book and the domain based on the ad. And since "you could look it up" it's scandaroon.com.)
For Usenet posting, I use an @spamcop.net address...the harvesters don't seem to bother with those...no obfuscation seems to be needed. (And yes, I get to deal with "our" SpamCop reports, but for THIS purpose the service works very well.)
Scrambling quickly back on topic: some list admins could do well to try a SpamCop address--or the like elsewhere--for list admin purposes for Mailman lists.