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

Mika Kukkonen mika at osdl.org
Tue Sep 24 06:44:32 PDT 2002


I'll second that. I think Matti Aarnio (matti.aarnio at sonera.fi) and Dave
Miller (davem at redhat.com) are the postmasters.

--MiKu

PS. I do not personally know Matti, but certainly can contact him for
    you if you wish. Dave you can do on your own ;-)

On Tue, 2002-09-24 at 06:00, Cress, Andrew R wrote:
> Dave,
> 
> I think using the LKML as a time-tested model makes a lot of sense.
> I wonder what spam filter they use?  :-)
> 
> Andy
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Fuller [mailto:dave at osdl.org] 
> Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 6:39 PM
> To: cgl_discussion at osdl.org
> Subject: [cgl_discussion] obscuring email names in the list/archives?
> 
> 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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