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[filmscanners] RE: spam magnet



I, for another, concur.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk
> [mailto:filmscanners_owner@halftone.co.uk] On Behalf Of James L. Sims
> Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 11:23 AM
> To: laurie@advancenet.net
> Subject: [filmscanners] Re: spam magnet
>
> Tony,
>
> 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.
>
> Jim
>
>
> 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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