winehq mailing list archives being harvested by spammers

Dan Kegel dank at
Thu Apr 24 12:14:26 CDT 2003

Dimitrie O. Paun wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Apr 2003, Dan Kegel wrote:
>>Examples of effective privacy measures for mailing list archives
>>   * restricting archive access to list members
>>   * not restricting access, but using the HTTP password mechanism
>>     to discourage spiders (e.g. perforce-users mailing list)
> I am sorry, but this makes the archives unavailable to Google,
> which is just plain unaccetable. 

Right, which is why I went on to say:

>   * simply obscuring all email addresses in message headers or trailers
> That last countermeasure is my favorite one, since it means that
> Google will still have full access to the info in the list archive.

- Dan

Dan Kegel

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