[Mailman-Developers] Interesting study -- spam on posted addresses...

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui@plaidworks.com
Tue, 19 Feb 2002 08:42:37 -0800

On 2/19/02 1:46 AM, "Damien Morton" <dm-temp-310102@nyc.rr.com> wrote:

> Once we are talking about both public are private archives, however, we
> are probably also talking about the use of a cgi script which renders
> emails on the fly, depending on some kind of authentication. A cookie,
> perhaps.

That's pretty much exactly the path I felt this needed to go. Remove the
password protection, and if you're not-authenticated as a subscriber to that
list, all e-mail addresses are removed. If you are, you get the unedited

Whether you do this by putting all access to a directory structure behind a
CGI, or whether you load it into a database, I'm not sure yet. The former
would likely be less massive in the infrastructure. The latter might buy us
a built-in search engine and a replacement for pipermail at the same time,
but at the expense of a big glop-o-code and infrastructure requirements.

Chuq Von Rospach (chuqui@plaidworks.com -- http://www.chuqui.com/)
Will Geek for hardware.