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From: Pat Asher <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] re: email spam
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 10:05:00 -0400
References: <002f01c6c3e3$4f242840$158fb0d8@netnitco.net>
In-Reply-To: <002f01c6c3e3$4f242840$158fb0d8@netnitco.net>


At 07:00 PM 8/19/2006, rbmc wrote:
>While incorrectly presented email addresses on web sites can
>generate spam, isn't it true that simple
>conversation on lists such as Freepages Help can also be a source of spam, as
>Rootsweb does not encrypt the messages (or senders email)? And this
>is also the
>case for message board posts? Just curious, if an official reply
>could answer both questions.
>Friendly computer users are vulnerable from many sources.

Email addresses in RootsWeb mailing list archives are both masked and
encrypted using a JavaScript.

Email addresses on the Message Boards are graphically encrypted.

They can be copied manually, one by one, but they can not be
mass-harvested by a spambot.

Pat Asher
List Admin



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