On Aug 9, 2018, at 2:12 AM, Aslak Raanes <asl...@ntnu.no> wrote:
> On 9 Aug 2018, at 4:23, Warren Young wrote:
>> On Gmane’s About page, we find this: "Gmane is not an unproblematic 
>> project…Gmane makes it much easier for spam harvesters to gather these real, 
>> authentic mail addresses.”  So, Gmane is part of the problems that 
>> originally motivated the creation of and move to Fossil forums!
> For the fossil-users mailing list Gmane via nntp only exposes mail addresses 
> as:
>    Warren Young <warren-qkybwrijvgnbdgjk7y7...@public.gmane.org>

And here are the next two sentences on that same Gmane About page:

   “Even though the Gmane web interface to the news spool obfuscates all 
addresses, a spam harvesting bot just has to point itself to the news interface 
to slurp down the entire spool. And there's not much I can do to stop that from 

It stems from the fact that Gmane requires that you use a legitimate email 
address as a user name on their service.
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