[freelists-users] Re: Changing e-mail & spam problem

  • From: John Madden <weez@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "freelists-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <freelists-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2002 13:15:32 -0500 (EST)

> 1) His e-mail address has changed and he had to unsubscribe to be able to
> make the change. Isn't there a way to make this change from the settings
> without actually unsubscribing?

No, since changing your address is the same thing as removing one and
adding another, that's the simplest (and only) way to do it.

> 2) I'll quote him on this one: "I noticed that since we moved to
> [freelists.org], my spam load has increased dramatically.  Sure enough, I
> typed my name into google, and it took me to the freelist archive page, with
> all of our email addys." This came as a big surprise, of course, and I'm
> quite concerned about this. I just double-checked to make sure, and I do
> have the 'who-status' set to admin... doesn't this mean only I can
> theoretically view the list of members?

Well, the issue of whether or not to remove email addresses entirely
from the archives has come up a couple of times (hence the spam protection
on the email headers in the archives), and our decision has been that
since the address is in the email, it must be there for a reason.
Stripping those addresses out would mean removing some of the
functionality of the archives.

However, if it's enough of a problem to enough of a majority, we'll
implement something.

> BTW, I did try out what he said and typed in his name in "Google" and
> indeed, a Freelists page shows up at the bottom of the first page of results
> (with _my_ name, the top two results are Freelists pages!). It's a message
> from the archives dated from October. While the e-mail addresses are taken
> out in the headings, several messages are quoted and in these quotes some
> e-mail addresses (including his own) are quite visible :-( Is there any way
> to make these archives private too?

You can password-protect your archive(s) from the Portal Administrator.
Note that this removes the searching feature (since we have no way of
indexing your archive).


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