[Mailman-Users] obscure addresses in archive

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Mon Feb 20 18:51:49 CET 2006

Dave Stern wrote:
>I could zero or edit the existing archive wiping addresses and leaving
>the archive public but wonder if there is some way for future submissions
>to have their addresses masked. They're looking for complete anonymity,
>not just a change to user_at_host_fqdn.
>Can this be done?  Otherwise, I'll just send them their passwords 
>and make the archive private

Not without code modification. If you haven't put
ARCHIVER_OBSCURES_EMAILADDRS = No in mm_cfg.py, the archive should
already have addresses like user_at_host_fqdn, but that's all we do
(note that we do it in sigs and in message bodies too). If you want
more than this, you have to look at all the places in
Mailman/Archiver/HyperArch.py where ARCHIVER_OBSCURES_EMAILADDRS is
referenced and modify the obfuscation to do what you want. Then you
would rebuild the archive with 'bin/arch --wipe' to apply your mods to
the existing archive.

I'd go with passwords and a private archive :-)

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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