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From "Steve Cohen" <>
Subject RE: MARC - spam enabler
Date Mon, 03 Nov 2003 15:05:42 GMT
All right, Stefan, I'll stop worrying about it.  I hadn't thought that
spammers would subscribe to these lists just to harvest addresses, but
that's obviously possible too.

-----Original Message-----
From: Stefan Bodewig  
Sent: Monday, November 03, 2003 2:17 AM
Subject: Re: MARC - spam enabler

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, Steve Cohen wrote:

> Can't MARC be fixed to munge email addresses?

Even if it could, it wouldn't help you.

> but whenever I am replied to, my full unmunged email address gets 
> published in MARC.

I've just removed your email address from the attribution my MUA
generates. 8-)

Marc is by far not the only way a spammer can get at your address you
use for posting here.  Eyebrowse is another option, as are our mbox
archives.  It's even quite easy to subscribe an address collecting bot
to the list.

> I am sick of seeing my postings to these lists turn into spam cannons 
> pointed back at myself.

There is no way to avoid that, all you can do is to use smart spam
detection software on your side, sorry.  Spammers will get your address
if you use it on public lists and no address munging will stop them from
doing so.


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