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Re: public archive?

On 12/31/05, Roger Dingledine <arma@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 31, 2005 at 09:17:05AM +0100, Matej Kovacic wrote:
> > It seems to me that it is public. Since I posted few posts here, I am
> > receiving more spam. Is there any particular reason why archive of this
> > list is public?
> You can see your post here:
> http://archives.seul.org/or/talk/Dec-2005/msg00230.html
> I don't think this should be causing more spam for you.
> The archive is public because we try to do our Tor work and discussions
> in the open so people can know what's going on. Also, one of these days
> we'll set up a way to search the archives (anybody want to help with
> that? ;), so people can hunt for previous threads rather than starting
> the same ones over again.
> --Roger
FWIW, I haven't *yet* received any spam to the email address I use for
this list.  It is possible that someone could have subscribed to the
list and then set up a bot to collect addresses directly, though -
that would be problematic even if the list was public.

Anyway, gmail allows you to set up multiple email addresses if you
have a service to forward to your gmail account.  Unfortunately last
time I checked they *do* broadcast your real gmail account address to
anyone receiving those emails, but you can set up the service to trash
emails coming directly to that address.  It might be a solution for
you, at least if you don't mind your mailing list traffic and other
non-sensitive traffic being sent to a different place from the stuff
you don't trust Google employees with.

And plus you get archive searching built in (at least for the time
you've been subscribed to the list).

I know, it's a pain in the ass to do all this just to get subscribed
to a mailing list.  Personally, I hate email - I think it's a horribly
designed technology that unfortunately a lot of people insist on using
anyway.  Posting to or-talk just happens to be one of those things
that you can't do any other way.