[Ilugc] Mailman showing email addresses in the clear
- From: prabhu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Prabhu Ramachandran)
- Date: Mon, 8 Jul 2002 22:45:03 +0530
"PD" == Prasenjeet Dutta <giskard@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
>> $ perl -i -pe "s/(\w*)(@|%40)(\w*)/\1.at.\3/g" *.html
PD> I'd like to suggest a slightly different regex, similar to the
PD> YahooGroups one. The rationale is that anyone using the web
PD> archives is not likely to need the email address, and those
PD> wishing to publicize their address can continue doing so using
PD> the <foo at bar dot tld> notation.
I beg to differ on this. I find the yahoo archiving painful when I
need to reply or write to the person who has posted. With the yahoo
way there is absolutely no way for a non-member (or an occasional
reader) to figure out the address. I have personally needed to do
this once or twice (and this is perfectly justifiable use).
I admit that a spammer has no chance with the yahoo approach but if we
were to replace:
joe_user@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx with joe_user at some.domain.com
I think we get a reasonable compromise where a reader can figure out
the mail address and yet automated spam bots will have difficulty
getting the address.
What do you folks think?
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