On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 09:11:21AM -0400, fbsd2 wrote: > It only takes 2-3 weeks after changing my email address I use on the list > before I start receiving spam on the new email address. > Other non-fbsd lists I belong to remove the posters email address before the > post gets sent to the list members. > Why can't this list do the same thing so the posters email address don't > show up in the archives on the news group servers where spammers harvest the > posters email address for targeting spam to?
Because then you would not be able to send your reply to the person asking a question. Keep in mind that many people who post here are *not* subscribed to the list and therefore will not be able to read answers that only go to the list. Therefore their e-mail addresses need to be visible to everybody. -----Original Message----- From: Erik Trulsson [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2007 9:20 AM To: fbsd2 Cc: [EMAIL PROTECTED] ORG Subject: Re: spammers harvesting email address from this list Them how about changing usage rules that only subscribed users can post and receive mail on this list. That works for many other lists and stops the spam problem cold. Really something has to be done to stop spam from this list. Forcing people to subscribe to this list is not a show stopper and is fast becoming the standard way other lists control spam email harvesting. Why should the subscribed members have to deal with spam just for the connivance of people who are too lazy to subscribe? This list admin needs to get their priorities straight. Subscribed members protection comes before the lazy public. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"