[Xerte] Anti Spam

Jeremy Hopkins Jeremy.Hopkins at bcu.ac.uk
Tue Jul 21 17:01:17 BST 2009

If you add a robots.txt file to your lists sub domain here:




and add the following to it:


User-agent: * Disallow: /


That will keep the search engines out, but that will mean the content is
not searchable via those engines.


As I said, I do not wish to moan... but as things are it's only a matter
of time before the Viagra salesmen start pushing their wares to all your
subscribers :-(.





From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Patrick
Sent: 21 July 2009 16:55
To: Xerte discussion list
Subject: RE: [Xerte] Anti Spam


Maybe it's the google search widget for the list?


From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
[mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Jeremy
Sent: 21 July 2009 16:52
To: xerte at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
Subject: [Xerte] Anti Spam




I have started receiving spam since joining the Xerte mailing list, that
may be coincidence, or it is possible they got my address from another
source, but, regardless of that I I see my mail address is indexed in
google, the only precaution being  to replace @ with "at".


Personally I do not think that is enough, it is such a common trick any
self respecting spammer would harvest those and take a punt on them
being a mail address.


Is it possible to remove the domain from the addresses, add some more
text to the address, or drop the list in favour of a forum?


Sorry to be a whinge.



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