Email visible to all

Richie Bloss sneydblois at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 19:45:54 UTC 2014


Thanks I will work this from a different angle & try to contact someone
from the main lists page, perhaps they can remove references to my
name/email.

Open shouldn't mean avail for spammers to grab your email.


On Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 6:00 PM, ∅ <carsrcoffins23 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> > 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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