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Linda, I can see your address at the top of the message you just
Would you want it to be obscured there as well?
On 8/31/2015 7:49 PM, Linda wrote:
I say Obscure, Obscure, Obscure! – every
which way you possibly can. I can’t think of any reason
not to protect subscribers’ email addresses in groups with
hidden membership lists. That’s what hidden means.
Sent: Monday, August 31, 2015 8:39 PM
Subject: [beta] Email address obscuring
One of the changes that went out today was that we no
longer obscure email addresses in archives for people
who are subscribers to the group. I had a couple of
people complain about this, and, since we don't obscure
email addresses in the emails or digests, it did not
seem like a privacy leak.
I've gotten some pushback on this. The thought is
that someone could subscribe to a group and then harvest
emails through the website by crawling the archives.
That is true, but there's still the issue of email
addresses in the emails.
What do you all think? Should I switch back to
obscuring emails in the archives? Should groups have a
toggle for obscuring emails (or should it just be tied
to if a group's member list is viewable), and how would
that work with group messages/digests?