On Monday 20 May 2002 15:46, Richard Baskett wrote:
> I wrote this email to the php Archive list and I would like to get your
> opinions on it.. Thanks! :)
> "Is there any way that we could get the archives password protected?  Apple
> does a nice thing where they tell you the username and password to login
> and the whole purpose of it is so that email harvesters can not go through
> and.. Well.. Harvest our emails from the list :)  I think a lot of people
> would not mind having something like this added to the pages since my guess
> is that we're all sick and tired of spam and junkmail and eliminating one
> possible garden for harvesters would be nice :)  I am going to email this
> to the list also to see what kind of feedback comes from it."

If they're password protected then how would search engines like google crawl 
through the archives? The best thing that could be done is hide (remove) the 
email addresses when the posts are placed in the archive -- something like 
what geocrawler does.

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk
Open Source Software Systems Integrators
* Web Design & Hosting * Internet & Intranet Applications Development *

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