[Mailman-Users] email address obfuscation

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Aug 13 17:12:20 CEST 2008

Masquith, Michael CTR wrote:

>Is there in place any method to obfuscate/hide email addresses so spammer spiders/robots can't harvest them?

Are you talking about archives? If so, mild obfuscation is done by
default unless you put


in mm_cfg.py.

If you're talking about things like the list roster, this is controlled
by the list's Privacy options... -> Subscription rules ->
obscure_addresses setting.

>If not, could I edit a page to use an external JavaScript function to do so? Even more basically, can JavaScript be used at all when editing pages?

If you're asking if you can put JavaScript in Mailman's HTML templates,
you can.

But, if you want to use JavaScript to improve on the obfuscation
already done, you'd need to modify the code that does the obfuscation
(which isn't all in one place).

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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