[Mailman-Users] Re: [Mailman-Developers] "download the full raw archive"

Barry A. Warsaw bwarsaw at beopen.com
Thu Oct 5 22:05:05 CEST 2000

>>>>> "MC" == Mentor Cana <mentor at alb-net.com> writes:

    MC> Doesn't this link run contrary to the "obscure_addresses"
    MC> Option?

Yup, but so does the old downloadable archive link, so I don't think
this change /increases/ the spam harvesting potential.

    MC> Even if I have the obscure_addresses Option set to YES, the
    MC> e-mail addresses of public archives can be still harvested by
    MC> various robots out there.

I'm not sure what to do about it.  The links are useful and since the
files are intended to be MUA-ready, munging the addresses is
inconvenient.  I guess if the list admin is really worried about
harvesting, she'll make the archives private and force access through
the authentication page.

Not a great position to take, I admit.


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