[LAU] [Off topic] lists.linuxaudio.org mailing list memberships reminder

Tim termtech at rogers.com
Wed Jan 2 21:14:44 CET 2019

On 1/2/19 2:47 PM, Jeremy Jongepier wrote:
> On 1/2/19 4:38 PM, mailing at joergsorge.de wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I've a question.
>> The List-System is sending the reminder once a month.
>> It includes the password unencrypted.
>> Is this a good idea?
>  From a security point of view no. You can't fully trust the path your
> mails are traveling. And if your fetching your mail with standard IMAP
> on port 143 or even POP3 then it's definitely insecure. We could disable
> this feature, I'd be very much in favor for doing so.
> Jeremy

Although LA* are relatively safe lists and I'm not sure the damage
  someone could do with my passwords, I'll tip my hat ++ in favour
  of doing that. As long as we have standard 'forgot your password?'
  retrieval, I hope we would all be OK with this logical move.


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