TC Member list & "Wrong Hands"
From: Chip Atkinson [SMTP:chip-at-sophie.bolix-dot-com]
Sent: Thursday, March 19, 1998 2:35 AM
To: Tesla List
Cc: Chip Atkinson
Subject: Re: TC Member list & "Wrong Hands"
One doesn't need to modify the mail header if they have "sed" and
access to the web site :-)
I believe that it's a good idea to make it so web crawlers can't get
addresses from the web site (despite it's up and down nature). I won't
be able to get to it right away, but I'll put it down as one of the
next web site projects. Of course, it's not a simple matter of
replacing every -at- with _at_ or something:
On Wed, 18 Mar 1998, Tesla List wrote:
> From: Bill Noble [SMTP:william_b_noble-at-email.msn-dot-com]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 17, 1998 8:22 PM
> To: Tesla List
> Cc: lau-at-hdecad.ENET.dec-dot-com
> Subject: Re: TC Member list & "Wrong Hands"
> it won't work unless you also modify your mailer to lie about the source of
> the message - this is embedded in the SMTP header
> >From: Gary Lau 15-Mar-1998 1953 [SMTP:lau-at-hdecad.ENET.dec-dot-com]
> >Sent: Sunday, March 15, 1998 7:14 PM
> >To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> >Subject: TC Member list & "Wrong Hands"
> >>> One person was worried this information would fall into the wrong hands.
> >I've heard that there are search engines that crawl the web, searching for
> >EMAIL addresses, lists of which are sold to businesses to direct their
> >SPAM junk mail. I get several per week, I'm suspecting from my address
> >appearing in TESLA list posts archived on the web. Obviously, in my
> >case, the "damage" is done, but further spammings could be prevented by
> >disguising email addresses appearing in such a list of coilers, by
> >replacing "-at-" and "." characters with "_at_" and "_dot" - human but not
> >machine understandable.
> >I don't think I'm paranoid, am I?
> >Gary Lau
> >Waltham, MA USA