Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: FW: [users] Slow Monday -- No Bots?
Re: FW: [users] Slow Monday -- No Bots?
From: Andreas Stemmer <groovingandi_at_gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 11:07:11 +0100
Sander Sweers wrote:
> I would like to know what your objections are to enable the 2 options
> he found for hypermail. They seem easy enough and imo every way one
> can fight spam should be used. I repeat them below.
> "spamprotect = [ 0 | 1 ]
> Set this to On to make hypermail not output real email addresses in the
> output HTML but instead it will obfuscate them a little. You can control the
> obfuscation with antispamdomain.
I'm not sure, but I think this option is already enabled as the
addresses ARE obfuscated in the archives.
> antispamdomain = string with invalid domain
> By default the spamprotect option only does a small amount of massaging of
> email addresses. Use this to completely replace the domain from which a
> message originates (everything after the _at_) with some string to confuse
> screen-scraping programs. It is probably wise to make this an invalid mail
If you enable this option, you lose information in the archive because
it's no longer possible to contact the author of a message if you have
additional questions. It would be necessary to obfuscate the addresses
in such a way that they are still usable. But then it would probably
take a few weeks or months and the bots are intelligent enough to read
those addresses as well.
The problem has been discussed a hundred times and nobody brought up a
good solution as there is no good solution.
Received on 2007-02-21