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[filmscanners] Re: spam magnet



I don't find that a posting to the list (admittedly not done in quite awhile) 
brings on SPAM and concur that having individual names (or unique addresses 
that lead to interesting web sites) is fine.

Thanks to Tony for keeping the list going.

Bernie

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "James L. Sims" <jlsims@knology.net>
> 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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