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SubjectRe: [ANN] new mailing list
On 24 Feb 1999, david parsons wrote:

> In article <linux.kernel.Pine.LNX.4.04.9902241330030.2472-100000@fire.fireplace>,
> Gerhard Mack <gmack@imag.net> wrote:
> >On Wed, 24 Feb 1999, Shaw Carruthers wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> Make it an automatically moderated newsgroup. Only subscribers to
> >> linux-kernel can post.
> >>
> >> This can be done automatically: posts get forwarded to the moderator which
> >> is a bot which checks the posting host against the list of subscribers.
> >>
> >> Quite a few newsgroups run like this.
> >
> >That still leaves open the possibillity of email address harvesting, and
> >that seems a lot more common a problem than posting spam directly to
> >the list.
>
> Hmm?
>
> It's probably been mentioned already, but it's pretty trivial to
> do email address harvesting out of a mailing list.
>
> ____
> david parsons \bi/ linux-kernel: "|/home/spam-king/harvest"
> \/
I know ... it's being done now, the volume of spam goes up noticably every
time I post to linux-kernel.

Gerhard

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gmack@imag.net

As a computer I find your faith in technology amusing.


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