Here's where the (extra) spam comes from
[1/5] from: mat:eurogamer at: 22-Apr-2001 10:01
Heya sterling, src> For those of you who once used it before it died, it's now back online src> (finally) and should stay up to date. This message will be the test. src> At the least, it is up to date as of right now and I will get it src> running. And you're wondering where the spam is coming from! I didn't sign up to this list to have my E-mail address placed on a web page. You ought to know better than this, this is how spammers GET e-mail addresses in the first place; they run their own web spiders looking for addys. -- Mat Bettinson - EuroGamer's Gaming Evangelist with a Goatee http://www.eurogamer.net | http://www.eurogamer-network.com
[2/5] from: gchiu::compkarori::co::nz at: 22-Apr-2001 21:11
> to know better than this, this is how spammers GET e-mail > addresses in > the first place; they run their own web spiders looking > for addys.
Well, NLQ should be eminently suited to the task :-) -- Graham Chiu
[3/5] from: chris:starforge at: 22-Apr-2001 10:35
#22-Apr-01# Message from *Mat Bettinson*: Hi Mat,
> And you're wondering where the spam is coming from!
Do some research before having a go at someone offering REBOL users a service. There has been a web based archive of this list for many months, Sterling's site is probably a minor factor in any spam you may or may not recieve. To put it in context - I've been on this list since mid September last year and I get 3 or 4 spam messages PER MONTH at most. It most certainly isn't this list, or any web archive of it, that is leading to any spam you get. Perhaps you post to Usenet? Perhaps your email is somewhere on eurogamer's site? Chris -- New sig in the works Explorer 2260, Designer and Coder http://www.starforge.co.uk -- Anything worth doing is worth overdoing
[4/5] from: al:bri:xtra at: 22-Apr-2001 23:06
If you're having spam email problems, use: http://spamcop.net It's free and notifies the appropriate sites to take action. Andrew Martin ICQ: 26227169 http://members.nbci.com/AndrewMartin/
[5/5] from: sterling:rebol at: 22-Apr-2001 14:06
As others have commented, this list archive has been running for quite some time (1.5 years+) which is not to say that a spider could not have just hit it now. I've been meaning to change email addresses on the postings so they are not addresses anymore but never had the time. There is also at least one (most likely more) other online list archive at some place that does archives of apparently any list people sign it up for. It may well be one of these other archives that is at fault. RT does not release names, addresses, or any other information gathered by any means (user lists, purchase orders, etc.) to anybody, any company, or anything any which way. I still intend to de-address the archive on REBOL.org and I'll do it as soon as I can. I value my privacy and the size of my inbox as much as anybody. The web proxy I wrote in REBOL and use filters out cookies sent by doubleclick.net because I don't like having some goofy company track me as I wander the web. I don't want "targeted marketing." When I need something, I go find it myself. I understand where you're coming from and I'll try to get this resolved as soon as possible so that, at the least, REBOL.org is not a danger to anybody. Sterling