[New-bugs-announce] [issue11575] addresses.txt file leaks into search engines

Skip Montanaro report at bugs.python.org
Wed Mar 16 18:28:56 CET 2011

New submission from Skip Montanaro <skip at pobox.com>:

The python.org postmaster received this email today:

From: Tom Pinckney <thomaspinckney3 at gmail.com>
To: postmaster at python.org
Subject: public email addresses
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2011 13:03:21 -0400
X-Spambayes-Classification: ham; 0.13

Kind of sucks that this file 1) exists 2) is indexed by google and 3) my email is in i\t. I found it by googling my email address to see what would come up.


I've asked the website team to see if they can adjust the robots.txt
file, but is there something we can do to a) make it less likely that
this file is harvested, or b) increase the obfuscation of the email
addresses? (Maybe the entire file could be rot13?)

messages: 131145
nosy: skip.montanaro
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: addresses.txt file leaks into search engines

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