[Project_owners] Re: spam on email addresses off of mozdev.org
Christian Willy Asmussen
krico at mandic.com
Tue Nov 25 01:06:40 EST 2003
I manage an e-mail ISP. I handle e-mails every day. I might be able
to help some!
David Boswell wrote:
>i hope you don't mind, but i'm going to copy the project owners list on
>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.
>>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'
>>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
>>com" or something like that? Other sites use this technique too--
>>freshmeat.net for example completely gets rid of "mailto:" E.g.- see
>>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.
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