[Mailman-Users] obscure email addresses_ where?
wash at wananchi.com
Thu Oct 31 17:22:07 CET 2002
* TyrusMaynard <rustym at main.nc.us> [20021030 20:18]: wrote:
> 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
> admin anyway).
> ???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.
In summary, that feature doesn't work. I can say that conclusively. Some experienced
list admins have it working but I believe they used some patch that someone forgot
to document ;)
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