Tue Sep 28 12:30:00 GMT 2004
On Mon, 27 Sep 2004, Brian Dessent wrote:
> So, I'm a bit of a packrat with regards to email. Anyway,
> I thought it would be a hoot to list the top mailing list posters based
> on what's in my Cygwin mbox file. A quick perl script that used
> Mail::Mbox::MessageParser made this possible.
> The below are the addresses and number of messages for those with
> more than 100 posts:
> 28648 messages processed, of which 28617 had legible email addresses.
> 1. pechtcha AT cs dot nyu dot edu 2322
> 2. cgf-no-personal-reply-please AT cygwin dot com 1526
> 3. cygwin-lh AT cygwin dot com 979
> 4. corinna-cygwin AT cygwin dot com 907
Ok, that does it. I *GOTTA* cut down. :-D
> 12. cgf-rcm AT cygwin dot com 342
> 17. cgf AT redhat dot com 261
> 20. cgf-idd AT cygwin dot com 232
Whew. I'm still not #1 (by a tiny margin). What a relief. :-)
> This includes cygwin@ and cygwin-apps@, not the -xfree, -patches, -cvs,
Umm, -cvs would be kinda pointless, actually...
> et al. My mbox file starts around 19-Jun-2003 and goes to the present.
> I figured since the mbox files are available for easy ftp access on
> sources.redhat.com I'd run it with the "official" ones. So here are the
> results for that. This one includes only the cygwin@ list from the
> beginning (1997) to the end of last month, since this month's mbox file
> isn't available yet. Since this one is much longer I limited it to the
> first 50.
> 115541 messages processed, of which 115246 had legible email addresses.
> 1. cgf AT redhat dot com 3976
> 7. cgf AT cygnus dot com 1976
> 13. cgf-no-personal-reply-please AT cygwin dot com 994
> 26. cgf-rcm AT cygwin dot com 466
> 38. cgf-cygwin AT cygwin dot com 320
> When you combine all of cgf's various email addresses you come to the
> stunning conclusion that he's been doing this for quite a while and lent
> quite a bit of his time to it. Thank you, Chris.
Yep, definitely the right conclusion.
> PS: If anyone is worried about email addresses being available to be
> parsed by spammers from this post, then take a reality pill. It would
> be much easier for said spammer to download the archives and extract the
> un-munged addresses (producing thousands) rather than manually trying to
> get them from this post and getting fifty or so.
...Or he could subscribe to the list. :-)
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