[Mailman-Users] "Hide Sender" option

Derek Balling dredd at megacity.org
Mon Sep 10 15:37:14 CEST 2001

At 9:44 AM +0100 9/10/01, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
>On Sat, 2001-09-08 at 15:45, Derek Balling wrote:
>>  When mailman goes through the effort of "hiding" the sender, it
>>  strips out the Sender,Reply-To,From, etc.
>>  It DOESN'T, though, strip out the RECEIVED headers, allowing it to
>>  point right back at the sender. :-/
>>  Is there any easy way (for a non-python-enabled user) to add this
>>  level of anonymity?
>You also need to be aware that in general *removing* received headers is
>a bad idea - they tend to be used as the last ditch failsafe against
>mail loops.   You could probably edit them into absolute bare minimum
>form with anonymised data - however you need to save them somewhere
>because at some point there will be a mail problem where you need those
>original received headers to diagnose.

I could live with the mail loops (since I know the small crew 
involved, and know that's not likely to happen that they'll be 
looping the mail BACK to the list), but it seems disingenuous to call 
it "hide sender" when to really doesn't do that very well. :)


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