[vlc-devel] OT: mailaddress harvesters.

Derk-Jan Hartman d.hartman at student.utwente.nl
Sun Apr 13 22:24:29 CEST 2003

I know wrong list, but at least here i know most developers will read 

I have noticed an increasing amount of SPAM since i joined the VideoLAN 
i traced large parts of this SPAM back to the AUTHORS file and the 
Mailinglist archives.

I advised the mailinglist managers a while ago to mask the adresses in 
there archives, and this is being worked on at the moment i was 
I now changed the www.videolan.org/team page to replace @ in the 
listing of developers to -replacewith at -. I chose this string because it 
is clear to most ppl, yet confusing for automatic mail-harvesters.

Since there are also many email-addresses in the source code (and again 
the THANKS and AUTHORS files) i would also like to propose to put a 
.htaccess on CVSweb with login/pass anoncvs/anoncvs. I know it is not 
handy, but i think it would be better.

Would someone be so kind ?
Or does anyone have arguments against this?

I know i can't fight of all spam, but i would like to keep it to a 

Videolan - VLC media player
Derk-Jan Hartman (thedj at users.sourceforge.net)
Co-Developer of the MacOS X port of vlc

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