[Mailman-Developers] Proposed: remove address-obfuscation code from Mailman 3

Bernd Siggy Brentrup lists at psycho.i21k.de
Mon Aug 24 20:33:31 CEST 2009

On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 10:37 -0400, Rich Kulawiec wrote:
> Summary: Spammers now have so many ways of "harvesting" addresses from so
> many systems, and so many ways of exchanging those with each other, that
> any email address which is actually used WILL eventually be harvested.
> (Where what "eventually" means varies widely, of course, but can be
> expected to steadily decrease.)   Pretending that address obfuscation
> in mailing list [or newsgroup] archives will have any meaningful effect
> on this process gives users a false sense of security and has zero
> anti-spam value.

Just a little sample: usually I obfuscated addresses in my .signature.
Due to the same arguments you are elaborating I used an unobfuscated one
for 3 days.  Now this address is contaminated and I'm refraining to

my 2¢
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