[Baypiggies] [ADMIN] Don't disclose phone numbers or emails - list archives globally visible

Shannon -jj Behrens jjinux at gmail.com
Fri Feb 2 20:56:07 CET 2007

As much as I hate spam (having worked at an anti-spam company), let's
be realistic.  The email addresses I included were already visible
because they were sent to the mailing list. Consider
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/baypiggies/2007-January.txt.  I
really don't think spammers are fooled by the simple use of " at "
instead of "@".  Aahz, I'm open to your advice here.  To anyone I
recklessly put in spam's way, I apologize.


On 2/1/07, Stephen McInerney <spmcinerney at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Just a reminder to not ever send your personal phone number (as someone did
> earlier)
> or a large list of member emails (as JJ did) on this list, because these can
> be
> automatically harvested by spammers and robots.
> There are now very many sites publicly archiving this list,
> the following gives 976 hits:
> http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=baypiggies+archive
> , last year it was only 1. Once this stuff gets out there it's impossible to
> undo it.
> (Hope we can get back to the February talk organizing now.)
> Regards,
> Stephen
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