[Mailman-Developers] Protecting email addresses from spam harvesters

Dan Mick Dan Mick <dmick@utopia.West.Sun.COM>
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 12:24:26 -0800 (PST)

> On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 10:42:36AM -0800, Dan Mick wrote:
> > > On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 05:07:41PM -0800, Marc MERLIN wrote:
> > > > Not that it is a big deal to me, but out of curiosity: what part
> > > > of mailman cares that it's a list and not a mail alias?
> > >
> > > The *user*, when the list machinery breaks completely, and there's
> > > no obvious target address to complain to.
> >
> > While this might be a good point, it's wrong and unhelpful to Marc's
> > question.
> Well, either I have misunderstood Barry these last 48 hours, or you
> have.  We're talking about the *server* admin address.

Right.  And currently that admin address is "mailman-admin" or
"mailman-owner", and both are tied to a list.  Marc asked what
about the Mailman **SOFTWARE** cares that it's a list.
I answered him, correctly.

> > IIRC, Marc, there's a bunch of stuff that does things like "get
> > the Owner address for the list named mm_cfg.<site-list-name>". Not
> > that that couldn't be found and changed, but...that's how it works
> > currently. Also, that way bounce handling happens for those sorts of
> > notification messages in the "normal" way.
> Yup, we're talking about different things.

Only when you bring up the user, which has no bearing on the
question *at all*.