[Mailman-Users] MM lists on Gmane
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Mon Sep 18 18:41:30 CEST 2006
John A. Martin wrote:
> JC> Barry Warsaw wrote:
> >> If I was aware of such problems in the past, I honestly don't
> >> remember -- I'll place the blame squarely on my overloaded
> >> brain, and age. :) Taking a fresh look at this, I say let's do
> >> what we can to get the lists on Gmane, including any back
> >> archives.
> JC> This problem surfaced when I found a "virgin" address of mine
> JC> receiving spam. I had just that newly created address to
> JC> subscribe and post to a mailman list. How had spammers found
> JC> it so fast? A quick google found that my address had been
> JC> leaked straight to usenet by gmane.
> Please explain how you think Gmane leaked anything straight to Usenet.
> Gmane is NOT connected with Usenet!
I mis-remembered, it leaked my (previously un-known and unspammed) email
address onto the web, not onto usenet.
> JC> Ask me if you can borrow my car, and I might say yes and give
> JC> you the keys. Take my car without asking, that's theft.
> Gmane subscribes to lists. When the list accepts the subscription has
> not the list said yes and given the keys in your analogy?
The list subscription policy is that it is not OK to setup a public
archive without specific permission. When a subscription request is
accepted the list server is saying "yes" to personal archives, and "no"
to public archives without specific permission. Gmane ignores this
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