More about SPAM
Fabio Muller <fdanois <at> laposte.net>
2013-02-13 19:05:34 GMT
Posted on gmane.comp.hardware.microcontrollers.pic this afternoon :
"I had the displeasure to notice that all Piclist messages are still archived on
gmane.org (this is good), but that now, unlike when I last looked, they are no
longer cloaked. I have also noticed a tremendous increase in spam.
It is not clear how or if this new and surprising lack of email address
cloaking, normally a standard measure taken by any forum or list online, relates
to the Oslo shootings (Breivik), and possible law changes there, as gmane.org is
based in Norway. There was no message announcing the dropping of cloaking I
In any case, all piclist emails, in clear, are and have been online and
searchable by search engines by means of the gmane web interface. The url is:
Note that all other lists archived on gmane are also affected, and there are
hundreds or thousands. I am not going to count them. IMNSHO, something should be
done about this, possibly admins contacting the gmane.org operator by email and
discussing the problem.
thanks for reading,
PS: please pass this on to other lists or list members archived there if needed,
others may not (yet) be aware of the problem.
Note that gmane.org archives a LOT of free and open source related lists, and
that the damage has already been done to a lot of people. I know that my spam
backlog has exploded in the past few weeks, but I have no proof it is gmane
related. Searching for my own full email with site:gmane.org filter on the web
certainly found 'me' plenty of places, something which did not happen before.