[Bug 1456122] Re: Anonymous archives

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jun 3 07:22:41 CEST 2015

Just to add a bit to this, the pipermail archive in MM 2.1 consists of
static HTML pages. The current archiver by default 'obscures' email
addresses everywhere in the archived message, but only by replacing '@'
by ' at '. This is for spam harvesting, not privacy, and is probably not
very effective.

More secure obfuscation could be done but is problematic in that all
addresses would be obfuscated, even those in the body meant to be public
such as "send bug reports to tracker at example.com", and the obfuscation
would necessarily be irreversable because of the static nature of the
pages, i.e. everyone, authenticated or not, would see the same
obfuscated address.

(comment applies to MM 2.1 only)

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