[Mailman-Users] Major problems with privacy and mailman lists and harvesters

Jim Popovitch yahoo at jimpop.com
Fri May 23 22:16:26 CEST 2008

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 1:03 PM, Steve Murphy <murf at digium.com> wrote:
> Within MINUTES of my first posting on asterisk-users, I was getting spam
> on an email address that was brand-new.

How do you know that it was your archived post that the spammers
picked up on?    It is also possible that the harvester is an address
subscribed to asterisk-users.

IMHO, obfuscating the archives achieves little effect other than a
false sense of hope.   The fact is spammers don't want stale archived
email addresses, they want fresh active (i.e. poster's) addresses.

Welcome to 2008, ;-)

-Jim P.

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