[GRASS5] mailing list archives

Helena Mitasova hmitaso at unity.ncsu.edu
Mon Jun 30 12:02:24 EDT 2003

Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 12:24:32PM +0200, Markus Neteler wrote:
> > On Mon, Jun 30, 2003 at 11:11:03AM +0100, Paul Kelly wrote:
> > > It will work for now but I think as Bernhard says we can't really keep the
> > > mailing list archives secret from the rest of the internet. It means people
> > > are less likely to come across GRASS while searching for the solution to a
> > > problem.
> >
> > I agree almost, but on the other hand the privacy (email addresses) must be
> > somewhat protected. Mailman isn't very clever to scramble the email
> > addresses (or I don't know how to do that, hints are welcome).
> Address scrambling is not helping a lot in my opinion.
> Thus there are many places my email addresses are published unscrambled.
> A good (local) spamfilter gives some protection,
> but in the long run the internet community as to come
> to better solutions which is outside of the focus of this group.
> You might want to support efforts like http://www.cauce.org/.
> Bottom line: scrambling email addresses or protecting webpages
> behind authentification does more damage then good as I can see it.
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I agree with Bernhard on this - I have my ncsu.edu email published in
places on the web and I get little spam there (and in fact until
I did not get any at all). On the other hand, my hotmail address is not
anywhere but I use it for on-line purchases and I get ton of spam there
every day.
I get no spam at all on care2.com
So at least for me it depends more on the filters and how I use the
than on publishing the email address.
Anyway, it would be nice to keep the GRASS mailing list archive open. 


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