[Fsfe-ie] Re: Spammers pulling addresses from these groups

James Heald j.heald at ucl.ac.uk
Sat Jan 10 11:08:25 CET 2004

Niall Douglas wrote:

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> On 9 Jan 2004 at 9:04, Jonas Oberg wrote:
>>>Received quite a lot of spam today mailed to fsfeurope2<at 
>>>symbol>nedprod.com which I use on fsfe-ie at fsfeurope.org and 
>>>discussion at fsfeurope.org. One of these mailing lists is displaying
>>>our email addresses publicly!
>>Do you perhaps mean s_fsfeurope2? From a quick search it's quite
>>likely that your address was harvested from the November archives,
>>when someone answered a message from you, quoting your email address
>>in the body of the response.
> Yes sorry - quite right.
>>While Mailman's pipermail archive does obfuscate the email addresses
>>in the headers of an email, it doesn't generally do this for the body
>>of the mails because doing so would break possible GPG signatures.
> Of course. Can you email me privately who it was and I will send them 
> an email expressing my grave displeasure? I tried browsing the Nov 
> archive myself but couldn't find the culprit (and downloading the 
> full archive of 2Mb would take me some time and centimos).
> I've already lost s_fsfeurope to spammers, I really don't want to 
> have to move to s_fsfeurope3 :(
> Cheers,
> Niall

Curiously google can't find it either:


Maybe the spammers will now recognise and harvest "a at b.org" ?

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