[Mailman-Users] Mailman archives and email addresses
chris at yonderway.com
Sun Dec 1 21:10:55 CET 2002
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On Saturday, November 30, 2002, at 06:30 PM, John Summerfield wrote:
> It doesn't do a complete job of obscuring email addresses in archived
> 2. Mailmain doesn't obscure email addresses in the body, so if this
> were archived, then mailman-archival-error at computerdatasafe.com.au
> appear in the archive and be accessible to so-called harvesters of
So be it. IMHO, if an email address is in the message body, it
*should* be archived. It is easy for a user to render their email
address relatively unrecognizable to harvesters if they so desire
(indeed, this has been a common practice for years).
> However, removing email addresses from lines such as
> "MAILER-DAEMON at Computerdatasafe.com.au said:" is safe, and as a writer
> numerous lists, my intended audience is those subscribed to the list;
> archival copies are less complete that's fine by me. If I want someone
> write direct to me, I will spell out the email address.
Yowzer. I'm *very* against outright deletion of addresses. If you
want to do this, go ahead and write your own patch for it, but please
don't put this in the public release.
> Many people go to extraordinary lengths to reduce spam; the more
> software does to help the better for all of is.
Chris Hedemark .. Hillsborough, NC .. http://yonderway.com
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