[Mailman-Developers] Proposed: remove address-obfuscation code from Mailman 3
julian at mehnle.net
Sat Aug 29 06:19:58 CEST 2009
Bob Puff wrote:
> That's the logical progression of that argument, and is the good reason
> why obfuscation or even removal of parts is not only a good idea, its a
> necessity. Exposing raw email addresses in their normal form is real
> low-hanging fruit.
> Regardless of what I think, my clients will cry bloody murder if emails
> leak out. I had one person recently google their email address, and
> found a link to an archive file that should have been private. I had
> removed all links to the archives, but somehow Google found it, indexed
> it, and the guy threatened me with bloody murder if I didn't take it
> down. Sheesh.
There's robots.txt, you know? If this is just about user outcry, then
robots.txt will fix it (since all legitimate search engines honor it).
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