[Mailman-Users] How to remove sender email from archive

Dave Pawson dave.pawson at gmail.com
Wed Sep 22 16:57:15 CEST 2010

On 22 September 2010 15:52, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> If ARCHIVER_OBSCURES_EMAILADDRS = Yes (the default), the address is
> mildly obscured ('@' is changed to ' at ' not only here, but in the
> message bodies too), and the mailto: link behind it is to the list,
> not to the sender.
> If this is not sufficient, you can always make the archive private and
> it will not be publicly available on the web. Then if you really need
> a public archive, you could archive your list with, e.g.,
> <http://www.mail-archive.com/>.

I'm getting complaints with the 'at' form Mark.
If the archive is set to private, is it still created,
just visible to the list admin?

> Further obfuscation of the sender address in the pipermail archive
> would require source code modification.


> Note that this is controversial amongst users, but many spam
> researchers believe that the risk of being spammed as a result of your
> address being in a public archive, even unobfuscated, is very small.

I'm surprised at that.

Thanks for the feedback.
Making the archive private sounds about right.


Dave Pawson
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