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[filmscanners] Re: spam magnet


I, for one, like it the way it is.  I occasionally correspond with a few
members and value those members' friendships and dialog.  I believe it's
worth far more than an inconvenient spam intrusion, now and then.


Tony Sleep wrote:
> On 01/04/2008 halftone@troutcom.com wrote:
>> Sigh -- nobody responded directly to my original question, which is
>> vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
>> Why is my email address displayed on the filmscanners board?
>> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> Most other participants are identified by name, but their email
>> addresses are *not* displayed.
> Your name does not appear because you have not configured it in your email
> client.
> The list distribuutes what it receives with the 'from' field formatted
> from : realname <emailaddress>
> It gets that information from mails you send to the list. It has no
> knowledge of realnames from anywhere else, all it knows about is the email
> addresses for registered users that it will allow to post.
> If your email client is configured to provide your real name, it uses it
> in the 'from:'field. Most email clients will then display the 'from:'
> field with realname as a mailto:link (ie clicking on the realname sends a
> new message to the underlying email address).
> If your email client provides no realname because you haven't configured
> one, then it uses the email address as the realname, linked to the email
> address.
> In both cases, the email address is available and can be used by spammers
> because it is in the from: header field.
> As I said
> vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv
> All I can do here is change the listmail headers so that only the
> orginator's name appears in the 'from' field, not their email address.
> This will of course make it impossible to send personal email to a list
> member unless you already know their address, which is why I haven't done
> it in the past. You lot can tell me which you'd prefer.
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> Most lists I am on (around 20) present the sender's email address for
> exactly this reason. Prodig is the only one I can think of that does not,
> and also bans email addresses from the message body. It's limiting and
> annoying if you want to take a discussion off list.
> If you don't want to take any action against spammers but rely on others
> doing stuff for you, you'd be best advised to stop using email because
> spam is inevitable.
> I will remove the email addresses if there is a significant consensus
> --
> Regards
> Tony Sleep
> http://tonysleep.co.uk

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