winehq mailing list archives being harvested by spammers

Shachar Shemesh wine-devel at
Thu Apr 24 13:33:28 CDT 2003

Brian Vincent (C) wrote:

>>executive summary: "please obscure the email addresses in the
>>winehq mailing list archives, I'm drowning in spam"!
>FWIW, Zack Brown and I began obscuring all the email address
>in the Wine Traffic / Kernel Traffic newsletters a while ago.
>They used to be embedded in the XML, HTML and various pages 
>referenced on the site.  However, any email sent to wine-devel
>before mid October will show up in the mailing list stats
>in the XML pages on both WineHQ and Wine Traffic (Zack's site).
>Brian Vincent
>Copper Mountain Telecom
>vincentb at
I switched emails about a month ago. Let's see how long it takes for the 
new email to be harvested. So far, the only email that got spammed was 
the old one (I think. Due to my one email per activity rule, I get each 
spam multiple times. I don't bother checking each and every one which 
email it was sent to).

Let's not forget that they can also harvest emails by subscribing to the 
list direct.


Shachar Shemesh
Open Source integration consultant
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