[Mailman-Users] Spam problems with mailman
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
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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