NANFA-- NANFA Email Archive suggestion

Sajjad Lateef (
Fri, 14 Nov 2003 09:35:32 -0800 (PST)

In order to protect email addresses on the NANFA email archive
from being harvested by spammers, it was suggested that we modify
the email addresses in the archive in a manner to make it
hard or impossible for spammers to get at them.

We need to get the opinion of NANFA mailing list members first.
Please send feedback on the following questions to both and peter.unmack at

(offlist messages, please - comments will be summarized
and presented on the list later)

1. Should we be protecting the email addresses from spammers?

2. If so, should be modify them so that they are still
understandable by humans?
i.e. becomes
2a. sajjadlateef fishy.fishy (easy)
2b. sajjadlateef fishy.fishy yahoo.ocm (harder, com -> ocm)

3. Make last part of email address un-understandable?
i.e. becomes
3a. sajjadlateef_at_......... or sajjadlateef_emailhidden

4. Remove the email address totally?
i.e. becomes
4a. _email_address_hidden_

A prompt response would be appreciated.
(A short 1 line message like: "Yes and I like option X"
or "No, don't bother." is sufficient. It's easier on us)



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