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Re: [xmca] Spam and xmca mailing list
- To: Tony Whitson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: [xmca] Spam and xmca mailing list
- From: Huw Lloyd <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 19:10:33 +0100
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <email@example.com>
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Easiest for bruce to set up a test email account and see what, if any,
additional mail arrives.
On 28 October 2011 18:45, Tony Whitson <email@example.com> wrote:
> Also, it's just an instruction that TELLS the spider bot to not index, it
> doesn't STOP the bot from indexing. Spider bots for legitimate search
> engines like google are programmed not to index pages with the "don't index"
> instruction, but a spider bot that's used nefariously to harvest email
> addresses could just ignore that instruction and index anyway.
> I think it's not likely that xmca is significantly involved in the SPAM
> problem. Having said that, moving to something like a group blog that people
> could subscribe to would allow threaded posts to appear without email
> addresses, and would have other advantages as well.
> On Fri, 28 Oct 2011, Bruce Jones wrote:
> From firstname.lastname@example.org Fri Oct 28 09:58:40 2011
>>> Website pages can be marked as _not_ for 'spider bots' that accumulate
>>> pages for google and the like, I believe. So checking the relevant
>>> lchc pages would be a start.
>> This is the "robots.txt" file that tells the search engines which of
>> your pages to index.
>> If you don't allow the search engines to index your pages then their
>> contents won't show up the search listings.
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