email address being harvested from ports website

Ernie Luzar luzar722 at
Sat Apr 11 13:28:15 UTC 2015

Rich Kulawiec wrote:
> This may be well-intentioned, but it demonstrates a nearly-complete
> lack of understanding of how spammers' address-harvesters work.
> The techniques in use in the field are very sophisticated and unlikely to
> be defeated by anyone who hasn't spent at least a decade studying them
> in detail.  (And even then: probably not.  The existence of hundreds of
> millions of 'bots changed the game markedly and there is no undoing that.)
> The ONLY reasonable course of action, at this point, is to presume that
> all email addresses are either (a) in the hands of spammers or (b) will
> be in their hands soon, and plan defenses accordingly.  Any other approach
> is doomed to fail and should be instantly dismissed with prejudice: the
> only people it will impede in the slightest are non-spammers.
> ---rsk

Doesn't take 10 years of study to know that any email address visible on 
a public website is a target for harvesting. shows the ports maintainers email address.

The ports maintainers email address should not be part of the Makefile, 
but should should stay in the ports manual.

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