[wp-hackers] Spam to addresses on the list

Computer Guru computerguru at neosmart.net
Wed Dec 5 04:43:03 GMT 2007

I gave up on obfuscation and security via obscurity -- I receive around 1600
spam *daily* to this address which post literally everywhere.

Solution: hosted gmail which filters out all but one or two spam per day.
Quite impressive.

(though Gmail _does_ have false positives, I wouldn't know since I never go
into the spam folder to check)

-----Original Message-----
From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com
[mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Callum
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2007 5:03 AM
To: wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com
Subject: [wp-hackers] Spam to addresses on the list


I use individual email addresses for each mailing list I'm on. I'm 
starting to get a fair bit of spam (700 in a week) to the address for 
this list. Is there anything the list admins can do to improve the 

I'm guessing the standard obfuscation on list archive is probably not 
sufficient to keep a smart harvester at bay. Stripping characters from 
emails would probably work better, or something like that.

I don't have a lot of time now, just wanted to float the idea.

Cheers - Callum.

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