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From: Pat Asher <>
Subject: Re: [FreeHelp] re: email spam
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 10:05:00 -0400
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
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.