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Re: Spam: process the web archives?



Santiago Vila <sanvila@unex.es> [2002-10-16 19:21:25 +0200]:
> Bob Proulx:
> >   http://www.interhack.net/pubs/munging-harmful/
> > This pretty much sums up my feelings on the matter.  It is a good
> > read and pertinent to this discussion.
> 
> This is about people using false addresses when posting to mailing
> lists, like
> 
> Somebody <somebody@nospam.myreal.domain>.
> 
> What I propose is slighly different, and will actually allow everybody
> to use his real email address since it will translate into
> 
> Somebody <email protected>
> 
> *in the web archives only*.

You missed two important points.  One is that now you cannot reply to
<email protected>.  You are negatively impacted by spammers.  This is
bad.

The second point is the spammers are terrorists and if you give in to
them then they have won.  That is bad.

Bob

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