[Mailman-Users] publically available .mbox files in pipermail archives

Bruno Postle bruno at postle.net
Wed Nov 12 17:21:03 CET 2003

I've been made-aware that as well as indexing pipermail public html
archives, google indexes all the raw mbox files too:


These are also a resource for email-address harvesters, so I've
configured apache to redirect these requests to the private

    RedirectMatch permanent ^/pipermail/(.+)\.mbox/(.+)\.mbox$ http://example.com/mailman/private/$1.mbox/$2.mbox

Can anyone see anything wrong with this approach?

..or should mailman be modified to allow only authenticated user
access to the mbox archives?


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