Mailing list archives? Questions...

From: Hans Franke <>
Date: Mon Apr 3 12:29:45 2000

> > Why not, this may be a possible solution - is there a chance to
> > opt in for unchanged address on both archives ?

> Do you mean changing/not changing addresses for individual messgage based
> on sender? Not in my simple world. The Mhonarc email-->html software is
> written in perl, so it'd be easy to implement special rules like
> that...but it's more than I want to do right now (I have enough on my
> plate).

Well, I see your point. Maybe just keep my request in mind
if you ever may find spare time to add the functionality.
I'd realy apreciate this service.

Or another thing: maybe just copy only the real name part
into the archives and skip the address at all (remember
it's ["]name["] <address>) ? So you only need to come
up with generated names for users who don't use a name
part in the from header. Couldn't this be a solution ?
Address harvesters can't find usefull addresses, while,
as usual, the people show their face (name). Or is there
any reason to put up a mask ?

> The votes tallied so far would dictate that the addresses be obfuscated on
> any public archive. I will seriously consider creating a public and
> private archive, but I'm not sure how I'd create a user list for it. Maybe
> something as simple as having an email-address as the access code and
> searching for it in the archives.

You need to secure all pages, not only some start pages.
Links can spread fast, and soon some spider will follow
the trail.


VCF Europa am 29./30. April 2000 in Muenchen
Received on Mon Apr 03 2000 - 12:29:45 BST

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