[Mailman-Users] Mailman archives and email addresses

Chris Hedemark 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 
> email.
> 2. Mailmain doesn't obscure email addresses in the body, so if this 
> message
> were archived, then mailman-archival-error at computerdatasafe.com.au 
> would
> appear in the archive and be accessible to so-called harvesters of 
> email
> addresses.

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 
> to
> numerous lists, my intended audience is those subscribed to the list; 
> if
> archival copies are less complete that's fine by me. If I want someone 
> to
> 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 
> mailing-list
> software does to help the better for all of is.

- -1

Chris Hedemark .. Hillsborough, NC .. http://yonderway.com
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