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[ontolog-forum] Forum Archives updated for better spammer defense

To: "[ontolog-forum]" <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: "Peter P. Yim" <peter.yim@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2005 10:42:04 -0700
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I am happy to announce that all the forum archives within the open 
Ontolog discussion space ([ontolog-forum], [ontolog-dev], [cctont-imp], 
[health-ont], ... etc.) have now been upgraded to allow better 
protection to our community users from getting spammed.    (01)

It will be less straight forward for spammers to mine our users' email 
addresses from our public archives now. Key changes that have gone into 
effect include:    (02)

1. full email address will no longer be shown on the html archived 
message pages. Something like <ontolog-forum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> or 
<peter.yim@xxxxxxxx> will be show, instead.    (03)

2. the gzipped monthly archives (which contained the raw messages with 
full header and body information) are no longer available as a public 
download link as it used to be.  Those who have specific need the full 
corpus of the archive (for example, for research purposes, machine 
analyzes exercises, ...etc.) could contact me for them.    (04)

Also,    (05)

3. note, that email addresses that appears as content of a message (and 
not the header/envelop information) will NOT be filtered. Which means, 
if you cite a person's address (like some email client would do when 
quoting an earlier message), or if you include your email address in 
your signature block, these will show up on the archived (and can still 
be mined). Please be aware.    (06)

I would like to take the opportunity to thank Jonathan Cheyer for his 
support in making this upgrade possible.    (07)

Regards.  =ppy
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