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Re: fighting spam || avoiding spam

On Tue, 2004-06-08 at 19:58, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> Pascal Hakim <pasc@redellipse.net> wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 09:03:58AM +0200, Mathieu Roy wrote:
> >> Colin Watson <cjwatson@debian.org> wrote:
> >                 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> >
> > You just quoted someone else's email address in the body of the email
> > when they hadn't put it there.
> Is there any worldwide rule that forbid that?

Well since you bring up rules... The Debian mailing list code of
conduct[1]: does mention:

"When replying to messages on the mailing list, do not send a carbon
copy (CC) to the original poster unless they explicitly request to be

But more to the point, I bring this up because you mentioned only email
addresses in the From field needed to be hidden.

> > How do you deal with that problem? ;-)
> I do not deal with it.  :-)

So a number of people who are opposed to mangling code and archive
names, and destroying the ability to check GPG signatures of messages in
the archives in the name of reducing spam have brought up a number of
points that must be taken care before we can consider doing it, and
that's the best you can come up with?

> It is not users job to make sure no address ever appears in mail
> (otherwise you can be sure that it will never come to an end) it's
> computer task to avoid it.

A few emails ago you believed that we only needed to hide email
addresses in headers. Why the quick change of mind?

> I do not really think it would be so complicated to write a regexp
> that modify all the addresses in a mail that is not understandable
> with by robot (maybe even just replace the address by a link to a page
> that requires some form of login or whatever), with damaging perl
> code.

If that's easy, why didn't you include it in your email? There's so many
usages of the @ sign that do no include email addresses that you must be
extremely careful not to get a false positive.



[1]: http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/#codeofconduct

Pascal Hakim
Do Not Bend

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