[Project_owners] Re: spam on email addresses off of mozdev.org pages

Christian Willy Asmussen krico at mandic.com
Tue Nov 25 01:06:40 EST 2003


Hei,
 I manage an e-mail ISP.  I handle e-mails every day.  I might be able 
to help some!

David Boswell wrote:

>gagan,
>
>i hope you don't mind, but i'm going to copy the project owners list on
>my reply.
>
>we have tried to obscure addresses where possible and we do have spam
>assassin running to try to cut down on spam.  part of the problem is
>that open source sites have to make contact information public so it's
>hard to prevent spammers from abusing our system.  the other part of
>the problem is that there aren't enough admins working on the site to
>deal with everything that needs to get done with fighting spam.
>
>if anyone is interested in helping us deal with the spam problem, we're
>always looking for more people to work with us on admin tasks.  if
>you're interested, let us know.
>
>david
>
>
>  
>
>>There has been a marked increase in my spam since I updated the email
>>address on mozdev.org (I suspect it's off of the project owners'
>>page)
>>Any chance we can put a guard there for everyone's  rescue? Like
>>potentially changing all mailto:foo at bar.com to "mailto: foo at bar
>>dot
>>com" or something like that? Other sites use this technique too--
>>freshmeat.net for example completely gets rid of "mailto:" E.g.- see
>>http://freshmeat.net/~gagan/
>>
>>This is just a preventive measure, if you have a better idea then
>>that's fine too... I'm just sending my 2 cents on the spam issue
>>that's obviously affecting us all.
>>    
>>
>
>
>__________________________________
>Do you Yahoo!?
>Protect your identity with Yahoo! Mail AddressGuard
>http://antispam.yahoo.com/whatsnewfree
>_______________________________________________
>Project_owners mailing list
>Project_owners at mozdev.org
>http://mozdev.org/mailman/listinfo/project_owners
>  
>




More information about the Project_owners mailing list