[Mailman-Users] obscure email addresses_ where?
rustym at main.nc.us
Tue Oct 29 21:59:36 CET 2002
In my short experience as a Mailman 2.0.13 list administrator, I have had this
obscure_addresses (privacy): Show member addrs so they're not directly
recognizable as email addrs?
toggled as "Yes" since the inception of the list.
The help says that the following will result:
"Setting this option causes member email addresses to be transformed when
they are presented on list web pages (both in text and as links), so they're not
trivially recognizable as email addresses. The intention is to to prevent the
addresses from being snarfed up by automated web scanners for use by
However the mail items in the list archives still show the "@" in all email
addresses. Only the list of member addresses has an "AT" replacement to
thwart spam robot scanners ( and that is configured to be viewed only by
???Is this feature working properly? ... and will there be a future Mailman
version that will eliminate emails entirely so that they elude more than trivial
Since I also have the archives set to a private status:
(archive_private (archive), could this privacy setting be the reason why the
"@" values are not substituted.? If so , can I expect for the emails to be
hidden or substituted if and when the archive is coverted to public status.
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