[Mailman-Users] Spam problems with mailman

Richard lerichard at free.fr
Sat Oct 2 19:25:40 CEST 2004

It seems mailmain is victim of its own popularity!
I have subscribed recently to a mailman mailing list 
(http://stp.ling.uu.se/mailman/listinfo/dcml), posted a few messages there 
with a totally new email address, and quickly started receiveing spam. I have 
two friends with the same experience.
It seems spamers can easily collect email addresses from the "user at 
domain.com" text on archive web pages. It seems this is what happens even 
with the latest version available. (Please correct me if I am wrong). 

This protection is not enough! I suggest to totally remove emails from web 
pages, and let users add their email if they want - possibly in a "secret" 
form, like "NoSpamuser @ domain.com.invalid (remove invalid and nospam)". 

(It may be a bit more difficult maybe to remove emails from email, not web 
pages, but I do think it will be a bit make spamer's life more difficult).

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