[Spambayes] FW: =Spambayes= PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL _ IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
Andoni.OConchubhair at fmr.com
Mon Jun 30 13:16:46 CEST 2008
From: OConchubhair, Andoni
Sent: 30 June 2008 11:55
To: 'spambayes-dev at python.org'
Cc: Carrie Deutsch; 'Amedee Van Gasse'
Subject: RE: =Spambayes= PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL _ IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
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Though I would usually agree with this, now that I have spent a few months
on this list I find that the number of people to whom this causes serious
distress is significant.
The warning IS there when you sign up but I imagine that I didn't read it
and I can therefore see how many others might not have either. Good software
practice involves checking with users when a decision they have made is
going to have a serious impact: "Do you want to save the changes before
exiting: Yes/No/Cancel" being the obvious example.
To that end, I suggest that someone who knows how might add a confirmation
checkbox and popup window to the sentence:
"Please note that this is a public mailing list: all messages sent to this
list are visible to the public, and are publicly archived."
The point would be that you can click on a link to pop up a box which
explains the public nature of this list. There would also be a check-box
which you have to check to acknowledge that you understand, before it will
allow you to click the "Subscribe" button at the bottom of the page. A bit
like the "Terms & Conditions" check-boxes in many corporate download sites.
From: spambayes-bounces at python.org [mailto:spambayes-bounces at python.org] On
Behalf Of Amedee Van Gasse
Sent: 30 June 2008 10:54
To: Carrie Deutsch
Cc: spambayes at python.org
Subject: Re: [Spambayes] PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL _ IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
On Mon, June 30, 2008 03:53, Carrie Deutsch wrote:
> Sorry about failing netiquette.
> I had no idea it was a public email I was sending. There was no indication
> of that when I first sent the email, I thought I was emailing the people
> concerned, and I was pretty annoyed, as I had obviously given them my
> contact details not knowing they would be attached to some form that would
> go public.
> I guess there is nothing I can do now, and my contact details I see got
> attached to the email that I had no idea was public as it was in my
> I don't think it is good that an email address on a website should lead to
> public list if you don't know that it will
> Thanks for your response
I'm sorry to tell you that it is clearly stated on the website:
There are currently five mailing lists of interest. All lists are public,
and all are publicly archived. This is normal practice for open-source
projects, and you should be aware that all email sent to one of these
addresses will be visible to the world
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