[jitsi-dev] Obscuring email addresses from mailing list archives


#1

Does PiperMail let you obscure email addresses for the public archives
of the mailing list?

I've noticed a significant jump in the spam I receive, from about 10
spam emails a month to about 20-30 a day. Of course I can't prove that
this is a result of the public archives of Jitsi, but it does roughly
correlate with the switch from java.net to PiperMail.

This is how the email addresses appear on java.net

···

From: Joe Smith <joe@...>
To: "dev@..." <dev@...>

This is how the email addresses appear on pipermail
From: Joe Smith <joe at example.com>

Note it is pretty straightforward for spam harvesting bots to convert
<joe at example.com> to <joe@example.com>. I also realize it is easy for
bots to convert "joe@..." to "joe@yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc." but still...

David


#2

If anyone know how to do this with mailman and pipermail, please let us
know.

Out of curiosity, I just had a look at the IETF mailing lists and they all
seem to be configured the same way as ours. The W3C doesn't even make this
basic attempt at obscuring and publishes plain addresses with a mailto link.

--sent from my mobile

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On Jun 21, 2013 3:49 AM, "David Bolton" <davidkbolton@gmail.com> wrote:

Does PiperMail let you obscure email addresses for the public archives
of the mailing list?

I've noticed a significant jump in the spam I receive, from about 10
spam emails a month to about 20-30 a day. Of course I can't prove that
this is a result of the public archives of Jitsi, but it does roughly
correlate with the switch from java.net to PiperMail.

This is how the email addresses appear on java.net
From: Joe Smith <joe@...>
To: "dev@..." <dev@...>

This is how the email addresses appear on pipermail
From: Joe Smith <joe at example.com>

Note it is pretty straightforward for spam harvesting bots to convert
<joe at example.com> to <joe@example.com>. I also realize it is easy for
bots to convert "joe@..." to "joe@yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc." but
still...

David

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#3

I think that trying to obscure email addresses further wouldn't make a big difference. I believe the following summarizes Mailman's position on the issue:

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-developers/2009-August/020741.html

Pavel Tankov

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On 21.юни.2013, at 12:01, Emil Ivov wrote:

If anyone know how to do this with mailman and pipermail, please let us know.

Out of curiosity, I just had a look at the IETF mailing lists and they all seem to be configured the same way as ours. The W3C doesn't even make this basic attempt at obscuring and publishes plain addresses with a mailto link.

--sent from my mobile

On Jun 21, 2013 3:49 AM, "David Bolton" <davidkbolton@gmail.com> wrote:
Does PiperMail let you obscure email addresses for the public archives
of the mailing list?

I've noticed a significant jump in the spam I receive, from about 10
spam emails a month to about 20-30 a day. Of course I can't prove that
this is a result of the public archives of Jitsi, but it does roughly
correlate with the switch from java.net to PiperMail.

This is how the email addresses appear on java.net
From: Joe Smith <joe@...>
To: "dev@..." <dev@...>

This is how the email addresses appear on pipermail
From: Joe Smith <joe at example.com>

Note it is pretty straightforward for spam harvesting bots to convert
<joe at example.com> to <joe@example.com>. I also realize it is easy for
bots to convert "joe@..." to "joe@yahoo, gmail, hotmail, etc." but still...

David

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