[Mailman-Users] List security
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Fri May 7 11:51:07 CEST 2004
>>>>> "Kai" == Kai Schaetzl <maillists at conactive.com> writes:
Kai> So, put "Approved: password" in the first line or as a
Kai> header. Note, this will be parsed away and NOT distributed to
Kai> the list, don't worry!
Well, worry a little. It's cleartext, so unless you're using a VPN/
encrypted channels/intranet-only you have to be aware that it can be
sniffed off the 'net. Also, if you bypass the list for some
recipients (eg, a wide reply), they'll get it. And of course
passwords are relatively weak security if they're mnemonic.
If security means "against spam/viruses", likely you don't need to be
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