[Mailman-Users] Complaint: My E-mail address appears on this site without my permission
Christopher P. Lindsey
lindsey at mallorn.com
Sat Aug 26 23:42:32 CEST 2000
> on a site in plain text, because it'll stop the harvesters. Third,
> use robots.txt to make sure the global spiders don't search and index
> your archives -- if you need search capability, run a site-specific,
> private one. Don't allow your mail archives into global databases
> where you lose control of it.
There are some other controls that you can exact based on the Browser
ID of harvesters, too:
You can also switch to an external archiver such as MHonArc, which
can obfuscate addresses for you:
> Archives are a public record. I don't edit them or remove messages,
> any more than a newspaper can unpublish an article in a newspaper.
> But -- that doesn't mean you don't have some responsibility to
> protect those archives from abuse, but anyone who posts anywhere to
> anything on the net is at some risk -- you can manage those risks,
> and should, but the guy can't make the post unhappen, and I consider
> removal of non-libelous data from an archive unacceptable.
I agree. You're also in a dangerous legal position if you start modifying
your archives -- you'll then be responsible for *all* content.
More information about the Mailman-Users