Subject: SPAM Alert: Email Address Harvesting
To: NetBSD Current <email@example.com>
From: Conrad T. Pino <Conrad@Pino.com>
Date: 01/02/2004 11:28:52
When I subscribed to the "current-user" mailing list I
created a new email address "firstname.lastname@example.org"
for that purpose. I subscribed on 27-Dec-2003 and I
received SPAM addressed to the new email address just
I realize there's no attempt to hide the sender's email
address. It's visible in the NetBSD archives and maybe
all the other archives also.
Now there is no doubt either list itself or archives are
being harvested by the SPAM ghouls. :(
I would like to hear opinions on the benefits and effort
involved to prevent NetBSD mailing lists from leaking the
sender's email address. Any takers?