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Re: lynx-dev archive problem

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev archive problem
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2004 08:03:47 -0800 (PST)

On Thu, 19 Feb 2004, Frédéric L. W. Meunier wrote:

> No, a simple script could do that. Just remove all messages
> that have
> <LI><EM>To</EM>: <A HREF="mailto:address@hidden";>address@hidden</A></LI>

Unfortunately, this post will give rise to more spam in the archive.
The problem is that the secret address for entering posts in the
archive (masked above) was harvested by spam engines, which started
sending directly to the archive without going through lynx-dev itself.
Please don't post the address, as it leads to harvesting by more
engines, and more spam.

The problem hasn't exactly been ignored. Russell McOrmond (who runs
flora) had offered to change the posting address to something else,
which would be kept secret. He just needed to have someone from the
lynx-dev list administration contact him to set this up. As far as I
can tell, he is still waiting. He recently posted the offer again to
the list-elves mailing list.

Because of the way the mail is archived, cleaning the spam would change
the indexing, voiding any published links to individual posts. It was
thought best to leave the spam, rather than break the links.

Doug Kaufman
Internet: address@hidden

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