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From David McKay <dmc...@btconnect.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] turn off mail address mangling at Gmane
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2011 13:28:02 GMT
+1.

On 05/09/2011 12:20, Michael Stahl wrote:
> hi all,
>
> the ooo-dev list is available at gmane.org for NNTP access and via a web
> frontend [0].
>
> currently accessing this list via Gmane presents users not with the real
> mail addresses of posters, but with mangled mail addresses, for example
> <dennis.hamilton@acm.org>.
> when replying to such an address, the gmane.org mail server will forward
> the mail to the real (unmangled) address only after the sender has
> answered a confirmation mail.
> this makes it difficult for spammers to scrape the real mail addresses.
>
> as has been discussed in a thread[1] on ooo-dev recently this mangling
> is annoying.
>
> as Gary Lee pointed out[2], the Apache mail archive itself already makes
> the raw content of mails including real mail addresses available to web
> scrapers, for example [3].
>
> thus i propose to disable the address mangling at Gmane.
>
> If there are no objections to the above proposal within 72 hours then
> I will invoke Lazy Consensus and proceed to implement the above
> proposal.
>
> regards,
>   michael
>
> PS: amazingly, if you look at the gmane.org homepage right now, ooo-dev
> is the 5th most active list today.
>
> [0] http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.apache.incubator.ooo.devel
>
> [1]
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-ooo-dev/201108.mbox/%3C002101cc6020$aba79b90$02f6d2b0$@acm.org%3E
>
> [2]
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-ooo-dev/201108.mbox/%3Cj345us$gmt$1@dough.gmane.org%3E
>
> [3]
> http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/incubator-ooo-dev/201108.mbox/raw/%3C002101cc6020$aba79b90$02f6d2b0$@acm.org%3E
>
>
>

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