A concerned subscriber pointed out that e-mail addresses in the TEI-L
archives are ripe for the picking by spammers. "But it doesn't
matter", thought I to myself, "because spammers can't read the TEI-L
archives, only subscribers to TEI-L or some other TEI list hosted at
Brown can do that". But, just to be sure, I checked -- and indeed, on
2003-10-19 I posted to this list stating exactly that. But just to be
*really* sure, I checked the actual configuration file. HORRORS!
While the configuration file correctly listed all the TEI lists at
Brown as allowed to read the archives, it also listed another group
So, after a quick huddle with the subscriber who initiated the
complaint and Julia Flanders (chair of the TEI-C) I went through the
dozen or so lists hosted at Brown and removed the access level
"public" from the list of those allowed access to the archives. Only
people who are subscribers to one of the TEI lists hosted at Brown
now have access to the archives. This is how things are supposed to
have been since 2003-10. (I am thoroughly embarrassed that I didn't
notice, and quite surprised that no one else did, until now :-)
Advantage: spammers can no longer get your e-mail address from the
Disadvantage: you will now have to provide a password to access the
Advantage: Google et al will no longer index the archives.
Disadvantage: Google et al will no longer index the archives.