[Mailman-Users] Google and other search engines

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Oct 28 20:38:09 CEST 2005

Jack R. Madderra wrote:

>Other than setting the archives to private are the any other recommended
>methods of preventing these Bots from accessing the list archives?

1)You can use a robots.txt file. Google 'robots.txt' for info.

2)You can configure your web server to add a

Robots: noindex,nofollow

header when it delivers the pages.

3)You can edit the various arch*.html and article.html templates to add


tag. See
for editing instructions.

2) is better than 3), if you do 2) you don't need 3). 1) never hurts.

Reputable search engine robots will honor these. Spambots probably

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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