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From Tony Abou-Assaleh <>
Subject Re: spam via
Date Tue, 07 Jun 2005 06:01:29 GMT
Though I don't agree with Justin, there are ways to reduce spam from the
client's end. Of course, it'd require a bit of work.

For instance: create a specialized  email address. Use it to register
so you're on the accept list, and then filter all mail going to that
address as spam (except if it's also sent to the mailing list).

You'd need to configure your client to set the "To" header to that
address. This works well with pine +  procmail + using an email like

I haven't tried using this scheme on regular basis. I use it more for
debugging purposes with SmartList.



Tony Abou-Assaleh
Ph.D. Candidate, Faculty of Computer Science
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 1W5
Fax:   902-492-1517
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On Mon, 6 Jun 2005, Justin Erenkrantz wrote:

> On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 10:26:07PM +0200, Daniel Naber wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm getting spam to an email address that I only use to take part in Apache
> > mailing lists. The only place I can find that address on the web is at
> > Is there any chance to obfuscate the
> > email address via mod_mbox?
> We've made the decision in the past not to obfuscate because the spammers
> already de-obfuscate everything.  If you don't want the address publicly
> available, don't send an email to a public mailing list.  -- justin

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