List to Spam Harvest

Ian Eiloart iane at
Mon Mar 2 07:20:10 EST 2009

--On 27 February 2009 10:03:10 -0800 David Lang 
<david.lang at> wrote:

> On Fri, 27 Feb 2009, John Thomas wrote:
>> I know little, so please forgive if this is wrong.
>> The following link seems to be crawled by Google and exposes our email
>> addresses to spam harvesters.  I wonder if it makes sense and is
>> possible to not do this or obfuscate the addresses?
>> rus
> if you send mail to a public mailing list it can be harvested by spammers.

That's his email address, not his entire userbase.

Most public mailing lists do obfuscated email addresses, and those that 
don't ought to.

> David Lang
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Ian Eiloart
IT Services, University of Sussex

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