[NTLK] Fwd: Mailman privacy alert

Forrest newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
Thu Jan 9 23:42:53 EST 2014

Huh? (See below.)

Did anyone else get this message when they updated?


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Begin forwarded message:

> From: newtontalk-bounces at newtontalk.net
> Subject: Mailman privacy alert
> Date: January 9, 2014 at 9:27:46 PM MST
> To: newtonphoenix at mindspring.com
> An attempt was made to subscribe your address to the mailing list
> newtontalk at newtontalk.net.  You are already subscribed to this mailing list.
> Note that the list membership is not public, so it is possible that a bad
> person was trying to probe the list for its membership.  This would be a
> privacy violation if we let them do this, but we didn't.
> If you submitted the subscription request and forgot that you were already
> subscribed to the list, then you can ignore this message.  If you suspect that
> an attempt is being made to covertly discover whether you are a member of this
> list, and you are worried about your privacy, then feel free to send a message
> to the list administrator at newtontalk-owner at newtontalk.net.

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