[Mailman-Users] Spam problems with mailman

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sun Oct 3 14:35:25 CEST 2004

At 7:25 PM +0200 2004-10-02, Richard wrote:

>  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).

	If this is your list, you're free to apply patches to try to make 
this harder for them.  See 
for one example.

>  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)".

	Any programmatic technique you can use to hide addresses can 
likewise be un-done by other programmatic techniques to find them. 
Short of changing the addresses in an irretrievable fashion (such as 
done by the patch above), there is absolutely nothing you can do 
about this.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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