I would suggest that a naïve/novice net user will be more familiar with web-based forms and web-based email than the email we know.
As I see it there are two issues here:
The first is to enable users to engage list admins and have their problems sorted out, while discouraging or eliminating spam being sent to list admins. For this functionality, a web-based email form can be created. If you dont know the admins email address, you use the form to initiate your conversation.
The <img src="hash(email_address)"> approach can also be used for admin's email addresses on any page of the site.
-----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Chuq Von Rospach Sent: Monday, 18 February 2002 13:47 To: Jay R. Ashworth; email@example.com Subject: Re: [Mailman-Developers] Interesting study -- spam on postedaddresses...
On 2/18/02 10:37 AM, "Jay R. Ashworth" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
You'll have to forgive me, but this sort of 'too-clever by all' solution gives me hives.
And you have to be wary of solutions that make it tough for the naïve/novice net user to figure out what needs to be done. Those of us who geek tend to forget those that don't. And Mailman can't create systems non-geeks can't figure out, even if your preferred audience is geeks.