[Mailman-Users] Option to suppress senders' email addresses?

Brad Knowles 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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