[Mailman-Developers] Protecting email addresses from spam harvesters

Phil Barnett midnight@the-oasis.net
Tue, 26 Feb 2002 08:30:02 -0500

On Tuesday 26 February 2002 02:14 am, you wrote:
> On 2/25/02 10:05 PM, "Barry A. Warsaw" <barry@zope.com> wrote:
> > I'm not sure I'm ready to deprecate the roster until we can come up
> > with a simple recipe for people to unsubscribe themselves
> > unambiguously via the web.
> If you go to VERP (or more correctly, customized email), you can set
> up the footer of each message to include a URL to take them right ot
> the unsub page. Or then mimic lyris with a "you are subscribed as" in
> the footer.

Actually, this 'you are subscribed as' is a good idea anyway. When 
people subscribe under one address and it goes through a couple of 
forwarding mailboxes that mung the headers and then dies, it's 
difficult to tell what the original subscriber name was sometime. This 
would alleviate that.

I have a list right now that has this problem and I've yet to figure 
out which subscriber is causing the problem.