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Subject: Re: test messages etc
From: Tim Pierce <twp @ rootsweb . com>
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 13:18:26 -0400
To: JC Dill <inet-list @ vo . cnchost . com>
Cc: List-Managers @ GreatCircle . COM
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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
username/password protection.

(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
out.)

> 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.




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