On Monday, May 28, 2001, at 11:27 AM, Bernie Cosell wrote:
It is hard to tell for sure, but
Why all my archives are now behind passwords. It stops the robots and spam harvester bots, and to be blunt about it, if a person wants to manually harvest my list, I can't stop him -- but I simply don't see any of that, and I do see the machines trying.
If you want to scare yourself, go to google and type in your email address, and go see how many mail lists have propogated you into the GLOBAL search engines, which are prime fodder for the spambots. My biggest problem these days is people who put up archives of my lists on their sites without telling me -- and leaving them wide open for the harvesters. I've run into one set of spam that was traced back to one of those...
Chuq Von Rospach, Internet Gnome <http://www.chuqui.com>
[<email@example.com> = <firstname.lastname@example.org> = <email@example.com>]
Yes, yes, I've finally finished my home page. Lucky you.
"When his IQ reaches 50, he should sell."