[rescue] spam

Mike Nicewonger twmaster at twmaster.com
Sun Sep 7 13:16:13 CDT 2003

While I know Mr. Bill has mailman set to obfuscate the email addresses 
of the posters when archiving messages it does not have any way to fix 
things like emails in sig's or email addresses posted in reply messages 
like this:

Original message by foo at spam.org.....

So it just seems the fscking spammers win.

To paraphrase Vir:

"What do I want? I would like to live long enough to see a Spammer's 
head on a pike as a warning to the next 10 generations that Spamming 
comes with too high a price. I would look into the Spammer's eyes and 
wave, like this <insert small silly waving gesture here>. Can you and 
your associates arrange this?"

On Sunday, September 7, 2003, at 01:43  PM, Mike F wrote:

> On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 12:42:03 -0400 (EDT)
> "Curtis H. Wilbar Jr." <rescue at hawkmountain.net> wrote:
>> Looks like a spammer trolled the archives for addresses.  While
>> addresses may not appear in the headers, Mine, and Mike's are 
>> definately
>> findable in google in the list archives from either sigs or links.
> Hmmm - I know there are numerous places where rescue is archived,
> obviously on sunhelp.org, and probably the most highly-trafficked
> location at marc.theaimsgroup.com. I know that both of these archives
> obfuscate the email addresses of posters in the from: line, but any
> addresses in signatures come through untouched. I don't put my
> address in my sig (I don't use one for personal accounts anyway)
> so there may be another place where rescue is archived that doesn't
> obfuscate posters' email addresses. This may be the source.
>> <sigh>
>> Maybe a username/password should be setup for the archive ???
> See above - this list is archived in numerous places. Maybe there
> should only be one archive, or a requirement that archives have
> email addresses obfuscated?
>> If it gets bad enough, I'll change my address on my server and
>> with the list....
> Fortunately, easy enough for mailing list and personal use, but it's
> really a problem when your professional accounts get targeted.
>> The real sad part of spam.... if it didn't work, it wouldn't go on.
>> The fact that Joe Six Pack is dumb enough to respond to spam is
>> what helps keep it going.
>> <sigh>
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