[Mailman-Users] Harvesting of email addresses for spam fromarchives

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Sep 8 20:05:21 CEST 2008

David Beaumont wrote:

>> >I notice this list's archives are not standard
>> >mailman format!
>> I assume by 'this list' you mean mailman-users at python.org. In what way
>> are the archives "not standard"?
>Thanks I mean the archives at
>Ours are at http://lists.shire.net/pipermail/dbamain/
>On ours you will see the emails have the ' at ' obscuration.   Yours don't
>seem to show the email in any form.  How do we change to your format?

Those are the 'searchable' archive at mail-archive.com. We also have
the same pipermail archive as you at

If you want to have a mail-archive.com archive as your only public
archive, go to <http://www.mail-archive.com/faq.html#newlist> for
instructions on how to set up archiving for your list.

Then see <http://www.mail-archive.com/faq.html#import> for how to
import your existing archives/private/dbamain.mbox/dbamain.mbox

Finally, you can turn off local archiving for your list or make the
archive private.

Also, I note that going to <http://lists.shire.net/pipermail/dbamain/>
requires authentication to your web server. If this is something new
to stop spammers, OK, but it might be preferable to just make the
archive private, but if this has been in effect for some time, it's
not likely that spammers have accessed your archive.

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

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