I have been perusing the news.groups faq and it appears that the vote
takers, when the call for vote is taken, are required to post the validated
real email addresses of everyone who voted in effort to avoid voter fraud.
So voting means time for a new mail.com address or an invitation to spam
central it appears....
The vote-taker normally publishes a munged form of the 'real' address.
However, all the addresses in the list are munged in the same way, making
it trivial to re-construct the 'real' addresses.
Note: for anybody _whom_I_recognize_ as a rec.woodworking participant, I am
willing to provide a temporary forwarding e-mail address out of my domain
name-space, for the vote.
I can also provide _durable_ addresses, to be used only for USENET posting,
where any messages 'replying' to a posting will be passed through, but anything
else gets rejected. (Yes, I run a 'psychic' mail-server -- it can tell the
difference between a reply generated by newsreader client software, and a
direct e-mail. This is 'how' I post with an un-munged, reply-able address,
and don't see _any_ spam in my inbox. :)
I use spamcop.net to filter my mail, which blocks about 98% of the
crap sent to me. I've even stopped checking the held spam for real
mail, having never seen a real message in there in months. Worth the
30 bucks a year, to allow me to be reachable by real people and use
my real address for stuff like this.
I'm just sayin'...
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