[NTLK] [ADMIN] Monthly Mailing List Membership Reminders

Mr. Ramsay mrramsay at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 5 12:25:48 EDT 2019

I'm for 2) Disable the monthly reminders altogether.


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2019 10:22:17 -0600
From: Grant Hutchinson <grant at splorp.com>
To: NewtonTalk List <newtontalk at newtontalk.net>
Subject: [NTLK] [ADMIN] Monthly Mailing List Membership Reminders
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Hello everyone.

A list member brought to my attention that the monthly membership reminder emails that you receive contain your list password in plain text. While I?ve known about this ?feature? of the Mailman mailing list software for years, I?ve never paid much attention to the potential security risks it presents.

I have a couple of options to address this issue:

1) Determine whether the reminder email template can be modified to remove the password information

... or ...

2) Disable the monthly reminders altogether

The simplest solution is to disable the reminders, but I wanted to check with you folks first.

Do any of you find value in these reminder emails?



Grant Hutchinson
NewtonTalk List Dad & Interweb Custodian

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