[RC5] Changing form of identification

Paul West paulw at premier1.net
Thu Jun 17 20:17:04 EDT 1999


----- Original Message -----
From: Stephen Bernsee <nonot8946 at hotmail.com>
To: <rc5 at lists.distributed.net>
Sent: Thursday, June 17, 1999 4:31 PM
Subject: [RC5] Changing form of identification


> I, like the rest of you, received the email about spammers using the stats
> database, I just had a thought: I believe that most people have a fairly
> original email address in that the first part, before the  @whatever
>.extension, so in most cases, the stats server wouldn't have to
> display the @whatever.extension.  Hopefully, this idea has merit and I
hope
> that if it does, I'm not repeating what someone else has mentioned before.

I don't know about that.  A quick search for my e-mail shows 11 people with
the same name, and a half a dozen more that are similar but have an added
character or two.



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