[Mailman-Developers] FR: obscure email address in archives
joost at greenskin.net
Tue Nov 10 13:52:30 CET 2009
When the obscure email address feature in the admin settings is
enabled, e-mail addresses are transformed into the format 'xxx AT xxx'
in the archives. This may have worked 5 years ago to prevent spam
harvesting. But it does not work anymore.
I've patched (well... butchered) my own install by modifying
HyperArch.py to simply output 'EMAIL HIDDEN' instead of the obscured e-
mail address, by replacing the regexes to a constant string at line 284.
I think a 'proper' feature like this would be a very welcome addition.
Right now, it would be trivial to write a script to harvest tens of
thousands of e-mail addresses from Mailman users...
The Hague, NL
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