spammers harvesting emaill address from this list
pauls at utdallas.edu
Thu Aug 23 12:43:49 PDT 2007
--On Thursday, August 23, 2007 20:06:47 +0100 dgmm <freebsd01 at dgmm.net>
> On Thursday 23 August 2007, Erik Trulsson wrote:
>> For this list (freebsd-questions@) in particular it is intentionally and
>> explicitly the case that one does not need to be subscribed to post here.
>> This is because it is the main support forum for FreeBSD, and much
>> documentation exists directing people to ask their questions here.
> This does, in fact, open up a distinct possibility for list subscribers
> who want to stop their address being harvested.
> Subscribe to the list with one email address such that one receives the
> list emails but post to the list with a different address.
Basically, what you (and others as well) are suggesting is that the list
maintainers do double the work so that you don't have to bother with spam
Seems rather self-centered to me.
This is the internet. Spam is endemic. Short of encasing your computer in
concrete, there's no way to avoid getting spam **even if you never post to
a mailing list**. Either learn to deal with it or stop subscribing to
Paul Schmehl (pauls at utdallas.edu)
Senior Information Security Analyst
The University of Texas at Dallas
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