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Re: fighting spam || avoiding spam

On Sat, 5 Jun 2004, Colin Watson wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 08:19:06PM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 05, 2004 at 04:03:14PM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> > > Apart from setting spam filter on the debian mail server, are there
> > > any plans to avoid spam -- for example, by partly obfuscating email
> > > addresses wherever such addresses are printed on debian.org?
> >
> > (x) This is a stupid idea, and you're a stupid person for suggesting it.
> >
> > There is only one thing more useless and annoying than a bug or list
> > archive that does not contain the correct mail addresses, and that's
> > one where snippets of perl code have been destroyed by mindless
> > obliteration of strings containing @ signs.
> This sort of thing is particularly noticeable in the GNU Arch list
> archives too, and makes it almost impossible to follow posts there that
> contain any archive names.

We could obfuscate just the email addresses in From: fields. Just because
there are many ways to do it wrong does not mean it may not be done right.

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