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Re: Spam: process the web archives?

On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 03:15:53PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 16, 2002 at 09:03:01AM -0500, Keith G. Murphy wrote:
> > To all the people that replied: sorry, I didn't think before I posted. 
> > Or not well; my thought process was: "We can't do that; folks don't want 
> > HTML E-mail; wait, this is web-based: images are OK!".  Should have gone 
> > one more step.
> The best compromise I can think of, both for list and bug archives, is
> to display obfuscated addresses unless the user is authenticated
> somehow. 

Obfuscated addresses are _evil_, and having to authenticate yourself is
annoying at best -- people don't use the same computer or browser all
the time, and having yet another stupid password to remember is a loss.
Not to mention that there are plenty of other archives of Debian lists
out on the net which don't obfuscate addresses.


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred.

 ``If you don't do it now, you'll be one year older when you do.''

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