[Mailman-Users] Disabling Owner Address Obscuring (not for archives)
skylos at dogpawz.com
Sun Dec 21 01:26:34 CET 2003
I've been trying to answer this question by researching on the list
archives, web, and code itself, but haven't been able to find the answer.
Question: How do you remove the -owner obfucation of the owner's address
from the page footers?
Actions taken: Modified Default.py's 'DEFAULT_OBSCURE_ADDRESSES' to 'No'
- Result: no discernable change
Currently, there is a list on a machine that I administrate. (debian
packaged mailman 2.1.3) The list owner desires that when the 'burmese at
furrynevada.org' text is clicked that instead of sending it to
'fnv-owner at furrynevada.org' it goes directly to 'burmese at furrynevada.org'.
At first, I said this is silly, he's just being irrational. All the
mailman lists do it with the -owner link, don't they?
There are ALOT of mailman lists out there. So I scanned a sample to find
out if my presumption was true. Sadly, its not. I found several that
are displaying as my boss wants his to.
http://lists.apple.com/mailman/listinfo/security-announce/ (version 2.0.13)
http://www.beowulf.org/mailman/listinfo/beowulf (version 2.0)
So a variety of versions displaying exactly what I want to say is
impossible. :/ On the upside, the ones that say what version are lower
versions than mine.
I looked into the code, and from what it appeared to be doing was
substituting into a template eventually utilizing a GetListAddress(owner)
function that never could return anything but 'fnv-owner at furrynevada.org'
per the formatting string.
Thoughts? Do I get to tell my boss NO, YOU CAN'T DO THAT! (I love doing
that) or do I have to say, "you're right, it could be done and I've fixed
it". (I hate that.)
Thanks for your help, mailman-user peoples!
- skylos at doglover.com
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