[hypermail] Feature request: suppression of message ID's

From: Balázs Bárány <balazs_at_tud.at_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 20:20:52 +0200
Message-ID: <20020503182052.GO3256_at_tud.at>


for a long time, I noticed lots of spam attempts in my e-mail server log. They tried to reach addresses like 2002(lotsofdata)9070_at_myserver.

After lots of searching, I found out that those are message ID's, written by Hypermail into comments in the website and found by the stupid spambot.

It would be really nice if there were an option to suppress the message ID's (the lines beginning with "<!-- id=" and "<!-- inreplyto=") in the generated HTML. Currently, I use the following in the cron job that generates the archives:

# Remove message IDs so spambots don't find wrong addresses egrep -lr '^<!-- +(id|inreplyto)=.+-->$' * \

        | xargs perl -pw -i -e 's/^\<!-- +(id|inreplyto)=.+--\>$//'

This works, but I assume that other people could have the same problem so it would be nice if this was an option.


Balázs Bárány     balazs_at_tud.at     http://tud.at    ICQ 10747763

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Received on Fri 03 May 2002 08:28:45 PM GMT

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