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

scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk scottish at mailman.lug.org.uk
Wed Apr 2 23:27:01 2003

Oh - well - thanks for the info - I think!

I don't really suffer much from spam (a couple a month or so), but what comes 
in I hate. [So now I'll probably be flooded for tempting fate...]

Told you I didn't know much!

I'll be more careful about using my email address in future.

I've learned a lot by lurking here!


On Wednesday 02 April 2003 21:25, Martin McCarthy wrote:
> > 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:
>   http://mailman.lug.org.uk/pipermail/scottish/2003-March/000785.html
> 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 :-)
> Cheers,
> Martin