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From Michael Stahl <...@openoffice.org>
Subject [PROPOSAL] turn off mail address mangling at Gmane
Date Mon, 05 Sep 2011 11:20:13 GMT

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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