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Re: Spam: process the web archives?



On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Santiago Vila wrote:

> On Tue, 15 Oct 2002, Marco d'Itri wrote:
> > On Oct 15, Jérôme Marant <jerome.marant@free.fr> wrote:
> >  >  Many people noticed the increasing level of spam these
> >  >  days. I do consider that the web archives of the debian
> >  >  lists help spammers a lot since they provide email
> >  >  addresses as is.
> > This is pointless. Your email address is probably already in a million
> > other places (like on Usenet, as all important debian mailing lists are
> > gated to linux.debian.* newsgroups).
> 
> For the good of our subscribers, we should not allow our lists to be gated
> to newsgroups. Does not Debian have the authority to forbid such thing?

I think the gate to Usenet is a valuable service.

					yours,
					peter

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