[Scottish] Re: Making scotlug mailing list available via gmane news gateway?

Martin McCarthy scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Apr 2 22:26:00 2003

> I do like to feel in control of who knows my email address
> so if joning GMane is going to involve any degree of risk that my email 
> address will become widely published, I'd rather not.

But the archives of this list (pre-gmane) are already published in
publicly accessible places!
For example, here's a post of mine from last month just waiting to be
scraped by the spammers:

Your address would also be archived along with this mail I'm writing now
if I hadn't manually removed the line above the quote from your mail
where my mailer inserted:
 On Wed, Apr 02, 2003 at 09:21:32PM +0000, [*your address here*] wrote:

[*shrugs*]  I don't see much point in worrying about leaving the windows
open when the backdoor is off its hinges.

I am completely uninterested in gmane for myself, but I can see how some
people could find it useful.  I certainly don't think it's enough of an
increased spam risk to cause concern.  In my humble opinion, if you join
*any* mailing list it's best to assume that the spammers have your mail
address.  You'll sleep better at nights that way too - there's nothing
to worry about if you assume the worst :-)

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