[Mailman-Users] Privacy and Headers

Jim Tittsler jwt at onjapan.net
Tue Aug 16 08:52:53 CEST 2005

On Aug 16, 2005, at 02:18, R J Ladyman wrote:

> The headers expose the sender address and domain (the message-ID  
> does the
> latter, of course), which makes the 'hide sender...' option a bit  
> confusing.

Your users could configure their MUAs not to put specific information  
in their message IDs.  :-)

> Could you give me some pointers to the relevant Mailman files I  
> would need to
> modify for the changes you suggested? Note that I'm not worried about
> preserving threading, or more correctly, the anonymisation requirement

You could modify Mailman/Headers/Cleanse.py to strip/modify the  
Message-Id header.

I would worry about generating mail loops with badly designed auto  
responders (especially if they don't preserve Mailman's 'been-there'  

(Note that the Scrubber stage of the message pipeline bases its hash  
on the Message-Id, so it might be better to add a custom stage  
earlier in the pipeline to remove the Message-Id and generate a new  

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