On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 09:39:43AM -0400, fbsd2 wrote:
> 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
> 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.

For this list (freebsd-questions@) in particular it is intentionally and
explicitly the case that one does not need to be subscribed to post here.
This is because it is the main support forum for FreeBSD, and much
documentation exists directing people to ask their questions here.

The list admins do have their priorities straight - they just have different
priorities than you do.

<Insert your favourite quote here.>
Erik Trulsson
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