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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: towards spam-free websites
Date Thu, 19 Dec 2002 11:22:15 GMT
David Crossley wrote:
> I recently received various spam like the one attached.
> The reason i was targeted is that my email address is
> listed as a contributor on the "Cocoon changes" page.
> 
> This is a serious threat to open source. We try to
> acknowledge contributions by listing their name and address.
> Yet that actually does them harm - they will get spammed.
> So they may stop contributing, which equates to malaise
> for open source.
> 
> The Apache websites provide well-structured web pages,
> and excellent tools with which to process them. Foiled.
> Spammers can harvest us so easily with a Cocoon-based
> page scraper.
> 
> Cocoon can do something about this. We can get the
> stylesheets for our xdocs to not generate any
> mailto: links and we can obfuscate the actual addresses.
> 
> What do you think?

+1

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Stefano Mazzocchi                               <stefano@apache.org>
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