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    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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