[cgl_discussion] obscuring email names in the list/archives?

Randy.Dunlap rddunlap at osdl.org
Mon Sep 23 15:45:58 PDT 2002


Dave,

We don't need to provide a way for someone to identify an
individual who they don't already know (of).
They can just send to the cgl_discussion list and ask for
someone to discuss with privately and see if anyone replies.
That way it's up to the CGL list subscriber, not someone else.

~Randy

On 23 Sep 2002, Dave Fuller wrote:

| Okay,
|
| We're working on the spam filter issue.  No ETA just yet.
|
| Question is, will that be sufficient to ward off obnoxious
| behavior by the spammers while making it possible to directly
| contact an individual of interest if you want to have a
| 1:1 conversation?
|
| We could obscure mailtos and most email addresses with some
| mail munging but it would seem counterproductive if you want
| to send mail to an individual.
|
| Alternatively, we could possibly obscure mail addresses just
| in the archives and leave them in the open on the list
| itself.
|
| I notice that LKML does not obscure mail addresses, at least
| in the MARC archives.
|
| I'm thinking a good hard set of spam filters, adjusted as time
| goes on and the tactics change are the best solution but I'm
| taking input here as to the group's desires.
|
| Thoughts?
|
| Dave




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