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Re: More on spam

On Friday 17 October 2003 11:59 am, Derrick 'dman' Hudson wrote:
>> Not to mention, swen harvests addresses from usenet, not the web archives 
>>(or so I'm told). 

I haven't seen these reports. Even if so (and I'm not doubting you), I'd wager 
that scraping web pages for addresses is more prevalent than spammers 
trolling usenet or listservs for victims.  Personally, I don't see web 
obfuscation  as a huge loss or as a violation of debian principles.  It would 
close a gaping hole, and probably harm no one (except spammers).

Jeff Elkins

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