[Mailman-Users] How to turn off plain text passwords?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Nov 1 20:47:25 CET 2011

Jeffrey Walton wrote:

>OK. I'm not the sysadmin, so I can't control the software.
>I can control my account settings. But I take it there is nothing I
>can do as a user.

As a list member, you can turn off password reminders for any list of
which you are a member. As a list admin, you can turn off reminders
for the entire list. This does not affect how passwords are stored,
but at least you can suppress emailing them.

>I wish these list managers would get a f**king clue and do things securely.

The storing and optional mailing of passwords in plain text is a long
standing issue that the Mailman developers are well aware of. This
will finally change in Mailman 3.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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