[NTLK] Fwd: Mailman privacy alert

Grant Hutchinson grant at splorp.com
Fri Jan 10 11:23:04 EST 2014

On 2014-01-09, at 9:42 PM, Forrest wrote:

> Did anyone else get this message when they updated?

This is a standard message that is sent when you try to join the list with an existing email address.


> 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.


Grant Hutchinson

Interface Considerations. Feature Deprecation. Typography. Rawk.


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