Email visible to all

carsrcoffins23 at yahoo.com
Wed Aug 20 00:00:37 UTC 2014


> I am
> concerned that a security hole is present.

It seems this is not consistent with the definitions one can find, such as:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Security_hole

> When I did a Google search on my name yesterday an old post to the *mailing
> list * dated 7/22/2013 appeared with my gmail id.

It's obfuscated. Spammers are not likely to make much use out of it.

If you're trying to hide your email from the Internet, then that may
be a problem, but that's totally consistent with the ENTIRETY of
Ubuntu's mailing lists. If you have a problem, you need to bring it to
Ubuntu as a whole. There are ways around this given the software used
(mailman), but it's not Lubuntu's fault. You should look at the main
lists page and find some people to contact there:
https://lists.ubuntu.com/
(yes, all those lists have this problem)

> Also I can access the The Lubuntu-users Archives without any login process
> & my along all other email (gmail) addresses is there for anyone to see.
>  This seems like a large breach in security to me.  Am I incorrect?

This is the default for mailman, actually. Not hard to fix, but it
does need to be applied universally and Ubuntu as a whole would need
to agree with it.

Good luck,
wxl



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