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[EdLUG] Hello from a lurker and why is the list configured this way?

Edinburgh Linux Users Group edlug at lists.edlug.org.uk
Thu Mar 24 18:27:08 UTC 2016


We did in the past have the archive created by Monharc (sp?) which did an infinitely better job of munging addresses
than pipermail, using local_part at xxx.xxx as the address in the mail headers. Sadly the person who configured the set
up doesn't have much to do with edlug anymore and the few of us who have put eyes onto the code struggled to make it
work. We think it's because Monharc expects the web server software and the mail server software to be on the same
machine. If anyone has experience of this or knows of another way of setting it up to work over two separate servers
we'd be grateful for the help. 

Regards

Jan

Sent from my Sony Xperia™ smartphone

---- Edinburgh Linux Users Group wrote ----

>On 24/03/16 12:12, Edinburgh Linux Users Group wrote:
>> I seem to have deleted the relevant thread but....
>> 
>> Last year it seemed bots were farming our public mail archive for
>> addresses, and sending very inappropriate spam to the list, whilst
>> impersonating valid users.
>> 
>> We're still trying to figure out how to configure mailman so that the
>> addresses are hidden on the public archive, but visible in inboxes.
>
>Unless Mailman has changed recently in this regard I believe that the
>only options are to do what you have done and anonymise the list or use
>an alternative archiver which does a better job than the "local_part at
>domain_part" obscuring that pipermail (?) does.
>
>> So far we've found nothing, but if anybody knows how, please, we're all
>> ears.
>
>No suggestions here I'm afraid. I see the question has been asked on the
>Mailman-Users list but it doesn't seem to have been taken any further.
>
>Dave
>
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