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Re: More on spam

on Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 12:41:16PM -0400, Jeff Elkins (jeffelkins@earthlink.net) wrote:
> 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.  

In the case of Swen, you'd lose your bet.

> 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).

Then munge your address.

Realize, however, that your "security" is lost the second someone
manages to post it.  I prefer locking down my systems against the crud,
but keeping my address available.


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
 What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
    Don't suspect your friends -- turn them in!
    -- "Brazil"

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