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

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


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.


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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