On Mon, 25 Jan 1999, Mika Tuupola wrote:
> On Sun, 24 Jan 1999, Lazlo Nibble wrote:
> > It may be the default in the 1.94.4 distribution but that doesn't
> > mean it's the correct setting *now*, sixteen months after that
> "Correct"? Like mentioned in RFC or something? There is not such
> thing as correct setupt. Everyone configures their software to
> suit their own taste and needs.
There is no RFC or similar rule for concealing $ubscriber lists. On
the other hand, leaving all of your $ubscriber lists open to public
query effectively aids and promotes spam. I know that spammers have
many other techniques for collecting addresses. I'll be damned if I'm
going to politely hand over every $ubscriber address, server wide.
Individual mailing lists may choose to have open $ubscriber data if
they wish. Open $ubscriber info is not uncommon for small private
lists. In my humble opinion, setting up an entire list server for
open $ubscriber list inquiries is foolhardy at best.
- murr -