[Mailman-Users] Harvesting addresses

Paul Kleeberg paul at fpen.org
Sat Feb 15 14:52:22 CET 2003

That seems to work in some but not all cases for me.  Where can I 
find the grammar for the "/[^+" stuff so I can fiddle with it myself. 
Is there a URL?  Remember, I am clueless - except for my paranoia...

At 12:50 PM +0000 2/15/03, Richard Barrett wrote:
>At 11:38 15/02/2003, Paul Kleeberg wrote:
>>I like the way that mailman changes e-mail addresses so that they 
>>cannot be automatically harvested by spammers, but I am concerned 
>>by the fact that a lists entire archive can be downloaded.  I want 
>>to have an open list but I am a bit uncomfortable with allowing the 
>>entire archive to be retrieved (with intact e-mail addresses) with 
>>a single click of the mouse.
>>Has anyone created a patch to remove the downloadable versions?  Am 
>>I just being paranoid?
>>Paul Kleeberg
>>paul at fpen.org
>I quick and simple non-patch fix is to put a rewrite rule into you 
>web server's httpd.conf that rewrites the URI's of the files you are 
>concerned about to a polite rejection page. That is what I've opted 
>to do with RewriteRules like this:
>$1/unavailable.html [R]
>RewriteRule ^(/pipermail/[^/\.]+)\.mbox/ $1/unavailable.html [R]
>Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean people aren't picking on you.

Paul Kleeberg
paul at fpen.org

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