Re: Spam because of this list
On Mon 06 Oct 2003 2:15 am, Antiphon wrote:
> I use a free pop email service and am finding that this address is
> continually bombarded by swen virus spam because the debian servers do not
> munge addresses.
> Is this going to be implemented anytime soon? My pop server only has a 6mb
> limit and since I leave messages on the server for pseudo-IMAP efficiency,
> I have to periodically go into the Web version and delete the spams,
> otherwise my account gets disabled. Lately, I've had to do it at least
> once a day. I don't have the time to go and do this so often so
> occasionally my account gets disabled.
> For the other lists that I participate in, I have received no spam because
> the addresses are properly munged.
I have a certain philosophical problem with munging. I don't blame people who
do it to keep spammers away. It's that I think that in an ideal world, we
should be able to share our email addresses freely to those we wish to
communicate with without fear of them being abused.