email address on google through this link
bruce at cran.org.uk
Tue Apr 27 20:57:21 UTC 2010
On Tuesday 27 April 2010 21:32:07 Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Apr 27, 2010, at 1:00 PM, Drew White wrote:
> > http://www.mavetju.org/mail/view_message.php?list=freebsd-questions&id=26
> > 14063
> > My email address is showing up in google from this thread, I get a lot of
> > spam at this email address... Is there anything we can do about this?
> Nope, sorry. Posting to a mailing list which is archived at dozens (if not
> hundreds) of mirrors means the address is public.
> > Perhaps turning off people's email address showing in these threads is
> > possible.. Thank You - Trying to clean up.
> Some mailing lists have attempted to obfuscate email addresses. That seems
> to be mostly futile, as spammers not only suck postings from lists
> directly before some archive tries to obscure them on a webpage being
> displayed, the spammers also use extensive dictionary attacks and will hit
> email addresses which have never been published anywhere.
At least one mailing list I'm on obfuscates the addresses on the server so all
messages would, for example, appear to come *from* freebsd-
questions at freebsd.org.
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