RE: working to improve the infrastructure

From: Eugene Matusov (
Date: Sat Jun 26 2004 - 11:28:54 PDT

Dear Mike--

Thanks a lot for all your great work on xmca.

I have a question for you, since you are thinking on improving the xmca
infrastructure. Is it possible that our email addresses are not shown on
publicly available archive and on the xmca website? The reason I'm asking
about that is that I'm about to change my email address because I'm
receiving about hundred spam emails per day. Knowledgeable people told me
that spammers can receive email addresses from searching Internet and
picking up published addresses. So, it will be nice if there won't be our
email addresses on publicly available xmca sites or the addressed are masked
from automatic searches (like, for example, Is

What do you think?


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mike Cole []
> Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2004 6:46 PM
> To:
> Subject: working to improve the infrastructure
> I have been given the opportunity to hire someone to improve the
> infrastructure of xmca. My first priority which dates back a long time
> is to get the actual membership as indicated by those who have subscribed
> in synch with the list of members that are listed in the membership list.
> Hopefully we can get rid of some of the other glitches too.
> For the membership list, I propose a simple template with information
> about each member. I hereby solicit your suggestions. My help is only
> available for a short time, so a quick response would be appreciated.
> Send the response to me unless you think it might be desirable to
> discuss on the list (remember, some folks pay out of their pocket for
> access so clogging mailboxes is not something we want to do when we
> can help it).
> Here is a brief list for the template
> first name
> last name
> institutional affiliation (if applicable)
> departmental affiliation (if applicable)
> email address
> web page (if applicable)
> Major Research Interests
> we could have, say, three windows for this item
> That's about all I can think of. Write if you would like additional
> information. I assume that only items 1,2, and 5 would be obligatory but
> that the other items would be of widespread interest.
> mike

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