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Shafat:

I did not think of it because the spam doesn't really bother me...so,
remove or keep the sender's email address in the archive...it is all good
to me.  Although, it is kind of ego boosting to do Google search on my
email address and get so many hits!

Regards,

Scott
Ypsilanti, MI


On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, Shafat Qazi wrote:

>
> Scott, Ed, Daryl:
>
> I am not quite sure what I can do about the archives since they are
> independently maintained by one of our member. I will contact him and see
> if he can write a little script to remove the sender email address from the
> past and future email in his archive database.
>
> I will keep you all posted.
>
> Shafat
>
> p.s. Why didn't anyone think of this before?
>
>
>
>
> At 12/17/2003 04:53 PM, you wrote:
> >Sirs,
> >
> >         An alternative might be to change the "sender" e-mail address to
> >part of the text where it's not readily recoverable.
> >
> >Regards,
> >
> >H. Daryl Richardson
> >
> >Ed Tornberg wrote:
> >
> > > Shafat,
> > >
> > > Scott Maxwell had an excellent commentary a couple of days ago saying
> > > that the list archives are freely available to "spiders" that find our
> > > posts and email addresses and then give us spam.
> > >
> > > My IT manager was given fits a few months ago about the alarming
> > > increase of viruses and garbage I was personally getting - I'm now
> > > making the connection that it was the same time period in which I
> > > started making posts to this list, and my email is not publicly posted
> > > on any other websites.
> > >
> > > If this is true, then why shouldn't the archives/list be made available
> > > only to people who go through a simple registration process, and then
> > > require a login to access it?  That would have no burdensome effect on
> > > the majority of people who receive the list through subscription - it
> > > would only really affect archive searching.
> > >
> > > Technical guru commentary is welcome.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Ed Tornberg, PE
> > > Blazer Industries, Inc.
> > >
> > > Aumsville, OR
> > > 503-749-1900
> > >
> > >
> > >
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