[Nottingham] Plain text passwords?

Richard Parsons rp at redwoodlegal.co.uk
Sun Nov 1 19:51:37 UTC 2015

Hi Rory

If I recall correctly, Mailman does warn you that your password will be
sent to you in plaintext at the time you choose it. I suppose that the
logic is that anyone who can already your email can change your password

It seems like the sort of thing that would have a Mailman FAQ entry, but I
haven't been able to find one.


On Sun, Nov 1, 2015 at 9:23 AM, Rory Holland <me at rory.sh> wrote:

> I just got my monthly membership reminder email from mailman, which I
> usually ignore.
> What caught my eye today though is my password, sent to me in plain text
> at the bottom of the email.
> What a shambles!
> Rory Holland <me at rory.sh>
> Contact info & PGP key: http://rory.sh
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> Nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
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