[NTLK] Monthly Mailing List Membership Reminders

Gene Beaird bgbeaird at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jun 5 15:43:53 EDT 2019

Not like it’s a big data breach, unless one is reusing passwords, but probably better to not have the things flying around the intarwebs.

Since this list is still pretty active, monthly reminders is probably not a big deal.  I am on some lists that the reminder is the only traffic that comes from that list.  


Gene Beaird,
Pearland, Texas

> On Jun 5, 2019, at 11:00 AM, newtontalk-request at newtontalk.net wrote:
> 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
> Message-ID: <119FDB69-1395-452D-A5E0-13C8B1D877A5 at splorp.com>
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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?
> g.

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