[meta-sig] Switchover to mailman
Barry A. Warsaw
bwarsaw@CNRI.Reston.Va.US (Barry A. Warsaw)
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 14:22:21 -0500
>>>>> "AK" == Andrew Kuchling <akuchlin@CNRI.Reston.Va.US> writes:
AK> This raises a new question for me; I'm working on
AK> resurrecting the Web archives of the SIG lists, and currently
AK> e-mail addresses are turned into mailto: URLs, which could
AK> easily get crawled. Should this policy be changed?
Oh I don't know. I think we need to have the right amount of paranoia
about spam crawlers, but not too much. For archives, I think it's not
that big a deal since you pretty much know (or *should* anyway) that
if you post to a public forum, you're opening yourself up to spammage.
I certainly view SIGs as being public enough that they can be trolled
for my address, either by Web accessible archives, or clever spam
troll list members.
However, if I subscribe to a list, I might decide only to lurk, and in
that case, I might not expect my identity or address to be revealed.
Once I do post, all bets are off.
I'm really mixed on this because while I don't want to make spam
crawlers lives easier, I also don't want to stay holed up in my house
with bars on the windows and seventeen locks on the front door.