[Mailman-Developers] Proposed: remove address-obfuscation code from Mailman 3

Dale Newfield dale at newfield.org
Mon Aug 31 21:00:59 CEST 2009

Barry Warsaw wrote:
> Let's say I just joined the XEmacs development mailing list after a long 
> absence.  I find a message in the archive from two years ago that is 
> relevant to an issue I'm having.  I'd like to follow up to that message 
> using my normal mail toolchain, but I found the archive page through 
> Google.  I should be able to click on a link on that page, enter my 
> email address (perhaps through some validation dance, or subject to a 
> request governor) and then the message -- as it was originally copied to 
> the list membership -- would show up in my inbox, exactly as if I were a 
> list member at the time.
> Now I can hit 'reply' and inject myself seamlessly into that 2 year old 
> thread.

As long as the mailing list name/address hasn't migrated/changed in the 

...perhaps the original message munged to ensure current accuracy of the 
to/cc/reply-to fields?


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