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Re: email obscuring

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Bruce Momjian <bruce(at)momjian(dot)us>, PostgreSQL www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: email obscuring
Date: 2009-09-27 13:35:43
Message-ID: 603c8f070909270635j37fd16cble0adc6ff8ae6a0d0@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 5:14 PM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Alvaro Herrera
>> <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
>>> Something I have learned about spammers lately is that it is enough for
>>> you to subscribe to a list and they will start sending stuff to you.
>>> You don't need to post anything.  I'm not sure that email obscuring in
>>> archives of any use anymore.
>
>> It can't hurt, though.  By what mechanism would they obtain the
>> subscribers to an email list?
>
> Ask the list bot for the list of subscribers :-(
>
> I think most lists are not configured to hand that out to just anyone,
> but the majority will let a subscriber see it.  So, subscribe from
> any legitimate address, suck out the list, unsubscribe.  A bit manual
> but not exactly hard.

So... don't allow that?

...Robert

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