[Flac-dev] To list owner + address munging

Martin Leese martin.leese at stanfordalumni.org
Wed Jan 9 21:13:28 PST 2008


This message is aimed at the list owner.  I have
tried e-mailing flac-dev-owner at xiph.org,
without result.

Posts to the flac-dev (and flac) mailing list is
now being pushed onto Usenet by Gmane.
This means that posters' e-mail addresses
are being trawled by spammers to send SPAM

Gmane will encrypt all e-mail addresses if the
list administrator requests it.  Can the list
owner please do this by e-mailing
"larsi+gmane at gnus.org".

You can find more details at:

Also, in the Xiph.org Flac-dev archive, e-mail
addresses are currently munged by replacing
the "@" sign with " at ".

I run an experiment which monitors the
sophistication of the spiders the spammers use.
Addresses of this form are not yet being
harvested.  However, they soon will be.

If, instead, addresses were munged by
replacing the "@" sign with a single space
then the chances are that they will *never* be
harvested.  If it was possible to change the
Xiph.org archive to do this then that would be
really useful.

Many thanks,
Martin J Leese
Web: http://members.tripod.com/martin_leese/

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