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Can the archive be disabled or protected?

The archiving of a list can't be disabled. Please read about our mission and purpose and try to understand that your archives are important to the community. They aren't a privacy risk – we obfuscate all email addresses to circumvent the SPAMmer-crawling-the-site problem.

If you feel that the information your subscribers post on the list shouldn't be publicly available in the archives, please consider the following:

  • Email isn't by itself a secure medium. Should you be using email at all for these things?
  • Anonymity can certainly be important, but this has nothing to do with archived emails.
  • If you wish to keep information private, perhaps FreeLists isn't the best fit for your group?

While we used to offer a means of setting a password on archives, this feature is now disabled as it was being used too widely. Keep in mind that FreeLists can't survive without open, free access.

archive_be_disabled.txt · Last modified: 2018/05/05 19:56 (external edit)