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Old 07-19-2004, 03:58 PM
Kacey Green
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Default Re: E-mail Harvesting

Originally Posted by Pony99CA
Originally Posted by Gerard
I get over 300 spam every day, largely due to pocketnow's long-standing policy of making contributors include their email address in articles. Though it's been a long while since I wrote anything for the site, still those addresses are being harvested. Some days I get as many as 500.
I've only written three reviews for pocketnow, but I think I've only gotten one or two spams since I started. I can't imagine getting 300 or more a day. :-( Maybe CAN-SPAM is having some effect on harvesting.

I also wonder why pocketnow (or any similar site) would require an E-mail address, especially when every review or article has a discussion forum linked to it. If anything, clicking the author's name should take the user to the Private Message entry screen.

yeah, I couldn't imagine such a thing, I'd view that as an invaison of the author's privacy (even most print mags. online don't require something like this)
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