[Python-ideas] (meta) Mailman cleartext passwords

Tom Hale tom at hale.ee
Tue May 14 05:35:09 EDT 2019

When I signed up, I got an email with subject:

     Welcome to the "Python-ideas" mailing list

It included the text:


You must know your password to change your options (including changing
the password, itself) or to unsubscribe without confirmation.  It is:



This has bugged me about Mailman in the past... luckily I used a 
low-tier password for this (I know, I should use a unique password).

But some users will use a password which is valuable to them.

Should this "feature" be turned off for new subscribers?

Tom Hale

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