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Re: On the security of e-mails

On Fri, May 26, 2000 at 09:12:16AM +0000, Sergio Brandano wrote:
> > Of course, you could also implement something like a bulletin board
> > on HTTP over SSL instead... or maybe SMTP over SSL to each individual
> > list subscriber. (insecure; most subscribers don't run their own mail
> > server)
>  I have a comment on this, related to the never ending battle against
>  SPAM. Why is that mailing lists, that are open only to subscribers,
>  make public the content of thir messages (including addresses) on the
>  web? Yes, archiving. But that opens the way to address collection.

 I think the idea is that the general public might want to see what the
intelligent people on the mailing list have to say.  There is a lot of good
info on solving specific problems that can be found in mailing list

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Peter Cordes ;  e-mail: X(peter@llama.nslug. , ns.ca)

"The gods confound the man who first found out how to distinguish the hours!
 Confound him, too, who in this place set up a sundial, to cut and hack
 my day so wretchedly into small pieces!" -- Plautus, 200 BCE

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