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From: "Andrew Billinghurst" <>
Subject: Re: get dist no more?
Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 21:15:06 +1000
On 5 Jan 99, at 1:24, Tim Pierce <> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 04, 1999 at 11:22:44PM +0000, Mike Fisher wrote:
> > On Mon, 4 Jan 1999 08:16:34 -0500, James wrote:
> > >Can I get it changed back so that the dist file is
> > >available to all subscribers by their e-mailing the
> > >servers? Or was that part of the fix?
> > What you're suggesting, James, is that spammers can subscribe to your List
> > and obtain a full list of all your subscribers' email addresses. Is this
> > really what you want? ;-))
> That's a good reason for the default SmartList settings not to make
> this possible. However, it doesn't mean that individual listowners
> shouldn't have the option of turning on a "get dist" feature if they
> think it appropriate for their subscribership group. I don't believe
> that's a security risk of any great significance. Will work on it.
As a bit of added protection for such instances would it be
worthwhile looking if this is a turn on/off facility that the mailing
list archives by email are then ONLY accessible to subscribers (could
it even be linked in to the script?)
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