Re: Spam help requested

From: Arthur Keller <voting_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Mon Apr 11 2005 - 01:37:54 CDT

At 10:57 AM -0400 4/8/05, David Mertz wrote:
>>I have a request for removal or obscuring of Jim Fournier's
>>e-mail address on
>>He says this is the only place that spammers are getting this
>>address. We obscure addresses of senders to our list in archived
>>messages, but not addresses in the body of the message.
>Hmmm... while I -can- edit archived messages, describing it as a
>complete PITA is understating the trouble. The fact I don't
>actually -believe- that that's his only source of his spam probably
>doesn't add to my enthusiasm. Why was his email address in the
>body, anyway?... well, never mind, it's not so mysterious that that
>can happen from time-to-time.
>However, if Jim can provide me with a *complete* list of the exact
>URLs where his email address is mentioned (I suppose playing with
>google), I suppose I'm willing to write a script to munge them.
>Largely, I don't want to set the bar-for-entry to such manual
>editing of the archive very low. It's something I want to avoid
>doing WHENEVER possible.
>There was one past case where I manually redacted a couple messages
>because of what seemed to be legally compelling reasons, and after
>discussion among the board. This case seems much more whimsical
>IMO. I don't want to move down a slippery slope to correcting
>people's typos or mis-phrasings every time they press "send" too
>A nice word for MS: <IMG SRC="c:\con\con">

It would be nice if all email addresses were obscured. I thought
that was our decision nearly two years ago.

Best regards,

Arthur M. Keller, Ph.D., 3881 Corina Way, Palo Alto, CA  94303-4507
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