If you're concerned and don't have effective anti-spam filtering on your
email box, I'd suggest coming up with a second address to use for "public"
purposes such as this.
The list shows up all over the place. For instance, Google groups picks it
up off the news.php.net server, and you're surely not going to convince
them to hide email addresses.
On Mon, 20 May 2002, Richard Baskett wrote:
> No Im not saying you do anything about it at all :) I have already emailed
> one of the lists about doing this and after some discussion here if more
> people agree with me and would like to see some precautions taken then it
> gives my emails a little weight to the webmasters of these archive lists.
> Plus if others feel strongly about it they donšt have to just voice their
> opinion they could also email the lists.
> So no worries Rasmus, it's just a poll of sorts. Also something to help
> people become more aware of email harvesters and to do something about it to
> protect their email addresses when using these mailing lists.
> "There is no such thing as a sudden heart-attack. It takes years of
> preparation." - Unknown
> > From: Rasmus Lerdorf <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 01:14:03 -0700 (PDT)
> > To: Richard Baskett <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Cc: PHP General <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > Subject: Re: [PHP] Email harvesters
> > If there was just one archive of this list and we controlled it, then this
> > would be ok. But the fact is that there are dozens, and we don't control
> > any of them. So I don't see how this could be done.
> > -Rasmus
> > On Mon, 20 May 2002, 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."
> >> Rick
> >> "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment to improve the
> >> world." - Anne Frank
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