Curt Sampson wrote:
> On 2008-07-14 12:54 +0900 (Mon), Greg Conquest wrote:
>> Can anyone here tell me why our email addresses are being posted
>> unmunged at ...
> For what it's worth, since this seems like a complaint, I'd like to say
> that I prefer unmunged e-mail addresses to be posted.
> Once you're on a spam list, they start sharing, and you're on them all,
> regardless of whether most of the websites where your mail address is
> found are munged or not. So basically munging gives you a year or two of
> less spam in trade for forever making life harder for those who wish to
> contact you.
> My suggestion is to forget about who can get your address, and instead
> use a Bayesian filter or other equally effective tool to filter out the
For what it's worth, I prefer to keep my front door open and unlocked. I
also like to post my friends' addresses who keep their front doors open
and unlocked. Once a thief has found your open front door, they sell
this info to all their thief buddies. So, basically, locking your door
keeps you off the open door list for a few years . . . errghhh!
The analogy, as damning as it was, just broke down, Curtis. You don't
get on anyone's spam list until your address is posted somewhere
scannable. The only place I can find my email address is at
I was not on a SPAM list before now -- if that page has been scanned yet!
Will someone please take it down, NOW!
I don't even want to deal with the next step in the analogy of putting
crossbows on my windows, etc. Our addresses should never have been
posted unmunged to begin with. Munging addresses in any discussion group
is to be expected. If you, Curtis, want to host discussion groups that
don't bother munging, go for it. You'll see the quality of posters that
Received on Tue Jul 15 07:51:33 2008