[Mailman-Users] Option to suppress senders' email addresses?
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sun Sep 26 20:33:48 CEST 2004
At 7:30 PM +0200 2004-09-26, Brad Knowles quoted Mark Sapiro:
>> The more I think of this though, the more I think it would be
>> appropriate for Mailman to drop the incoming Received: headers from
>> posts to an anonymous list. Why preserve the trace of how a post got
>> from source to list when you want to make the source anonymous?
> This makes it much more difficult to debug certain types of mail
> problems, including bounces and multiple deliveries of the same
> message, etc....
Besides, you have to sanitize more than just the "Received:"
headers. All sorts of other headers might also expose personal
information. You'd have to sanitize all headers, and copy over only
the message body and subject lines.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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