|Re: SPAM filter on Community's EMail Address?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Marganne (margannemacnexus.org)|
|Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2007 00:07:50 -0700 (PDT)|
At 3:18 PM -0700 6/28/07, Fred H Olson wrote:
BTW the archives of cohousing-L which makes web pages out of posts "obscure" addresses from the body of messages -- the sender's address is obscured using an image of an at sign. ** If someone requests assistance with their subscription in a way that requires me to "validate" my reply to get around their spam control, I typically take that as indication that they dont want my help very much and I drop the matter... Whitelists are very effective and controlling spam (that is effectively why cohousing-L rarely distributes SPAM), but they are a hassle for new correspondents.
SPAM programs at the mail server level and your individual computer level are improving all the time.
However, after many years of managing lists and web sites, my preferred way of getting comments is to give out a URL where people can fill out a form. Most fields can be optional, but it lets you find out more about the inquiry if it's filled in and there are no email addresses in the form page for harvesting by Spammers.
As long as there are mailing lists that don't go through a web form such as a forum, unscrupulous people will join a list like this just long enough to collect as many email addresses as they can.
- Re: SPAM filter on Community's EMail Address?, (continued)
- Re: SPAM filter on Community's EMail Address? Muriel Kranowski, June 28 2007
Re: SPAM filter on Community's EMail Address? Jeffrey Sullivan, June 28 2007
- Re: SPAM filter on Community's EMail Address? Robert Heinich, June 29 2007
Re: SPAM filter on Community's EMail Address? Fred H Olson, June 28 2007
- Re: SPAM filter on Community's EMail Address? Marganne, June 29 2007
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