[linux-elitists] Proposal: Roster accessible to subscribers

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Mar 24 10:39:13 PDT 2009


I wrote:

> 1.  Header "X-No-Archive: yes", or
                            ^

I'm not sure the flag is case-sensitive, but use "X-No-Archive: Yes", in
case it is.  For anyone not familiar with this mechanism:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-No-Archive

Mailman's pipermail archiver honours posters' "X-No-Archive: Yes"
headers.

Of course, having thus acted out the Internet equivalent of the Monty
Python "How Not to Be Seen" skit, the timid mailing list contributor
may still fear being, say, responded to by another poster whose
quotation attribution string semi-automatically says things like

   In message <foo>, Joe User (joe at example.com) said:

I've seen entire technical threads where coders consider how to build
X-No-Archive: Yes _"inheritance"_ into mailing list software, before
realising the whole idea was madness, and leaving the hiding-from-spammers 
problem to individuals.



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