[Catalog-sig] The "Softpedia" spam

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Fri May 7 00:59:37 CEST 2010

> If they use PubSubHubbub, maybe we could set up a black list of
> subscribers people can manage at their level,
> if they reconstruct the emails by reading the RSS feed, maybe we
> should not publish this info (even with  the @ transformed into " at
> ").

I don't think we should stop announcing new releases on the web site,
and, as long as we do, people can setup automated actions. People keep
asking for being notified, so I don't think the need for that will go
away, either. IOW, it is a good thing that automated reactions to new
releases are actually possible.

Now, with respect to these specific email messages: I agree they are
spam, and would support to see that stopped. However, I don't think
technical means are the right reaction. Instead, we should send them an
email message asking them to stop. Feel free to approach them.


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