LIST and RUNREV security

Richmond Mathewson geradamas at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 2 11:07:15 EST 2007


I don't know how this can be the list as such.

1. Anybody, whether a member or not, can read any
message on the use-list and see any contributor's
e-mail address loud and clear to the top of the page.

anybody who wants to send you messages about their
millions squirreled away in Swiss bank-accounts from
Nigerian uncles only has to look at the use-list to
find you! Spam-bots may not manage it; mind-you, I'm
sure any half-competent programmer can knock together
something to harvest the use-list in an hour or so.

so 'security' ain't in it. And, everybody knows that
as soon as you jump in the river you will get wet -
even dry-suits leak, a bit.

2. I have been using my current e-mail address to send
to the use-list for six months, I used a previous
address (on-and-off !!!!!!!) for the same purpose for
about 4 years. I have never received any more SPAM
addresses since I started to use this address with the
RR use-list.

3. I have started changing my e-mail address about
once a year, because sometime about the 9-month stage
(which, if you think a minute, is the normal
incubation period) all my Nigerian relatives start
contacting me with tempting offers.

Don't blame the RR use-list; rather, blame yourself
for being so 'foolish' as to have a computer connected
to the internet at all!

sincerely, Richmond Mathewson

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