[Icecast] bbs could improve listserv spam defenses

Geoff Staples geoff at radioleft.com
Thu Jun 23 11:25:46 PDT 2005


Yes, people can get spammed on a BBS. But, if they post their email on 
the bulletin  board, it's there fault if they get spammed. Not the BBS 
software.

On this listserv: It is public. I could subscribe and get email 
addresses that way or go to the archives and scan them.

Mailman does have an option that removes the sender's address before a 
post is sent to the list. Perhaps, that should be done. Then, if someone 
wants to put their email address in their signature they can.

In fact, the listserv sender address could be obscured and you could put 
a link to the private message area of the bbs so that anyone who is a 
member could contact you privately - without having your email address.

So, the bbs, used properly could improve the spam defenses available to 
the listserv.


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