On Tue, May 29, 2001 at 09:58:00PM -0700, JC Dill wrote:
> >Which also prevents Google/Inktomi/Infoseek et al from indexing your
> >list archives, something I find is fairly critical to my user base
> >(they need/want public indexing).
Same here. Getting our list archives into the public search engines
was an absolute requirement and a big reason we quit using
(A clever solution would be to demand a username and password *unless*
the user's host was *.google.com, *.inktomi.com, *.altavista.com, etc.,
so you could open the archives to legit spiders but keep unknown ones
> In that case, you have to munge email addresses at a minimum, AND warn your
> subscribers that email is publicly indexed (so that posted email addresses
> are also munged by the subscribers, if they don't want spam).
We encode anything that even looks like an e-mail address in the
message body, leading to the geekly-amusing result that Message-IDs
which happen to appear in a message body get munged.