[pmwiki-users] Mailaddress in the list archive
list_ob at gmx.net
Thu Nov 30 05:15:46 CST 2006
Nils Knappmeier wrote:
> is it possible to remove the sender address from the list archives of
> the PmWiki mailing lists (both gmane.org and pipermail) ?
you had to remove not only the From: adress but also any address
cited in the mail body, because many people reply with "John Doe
<john.doe at ...> wrote:" so your mail address is also in the body of
> They are obfuscated, but only with a very simple method. I don't think
> that this can prevent spammers from harvesting the address these days.
You simply can't prevent them from getting your address used in
mailing lists. They can also subscribe to lists, that's little work
and yields good addresses.
I always tell people "don't use a valuable mail address in mailing
lists, forums, newsgroups, blogs, for online orders etc". Give it
only to trustul people.
Although it's a bit of work, I use different mail addresses for
friends, work, online orders, mailing lists, newsgroups...
You can adjust filtering much better this way - for example give
mails to your list address a better rating if they come from the
list server, else apply strong filtering. And if spam gets too bad,
you can still switch the address (I did it once).
P.S.: I advocate stronger punishment for spamming.
Oliver Betz, Muenchen
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