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Re: AW: Why does reply not reply to the list?

From: Les Mikesell <lesmikesell_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 12:20:19 -0500

Felix Gilcher wrote:
> I see a valid risk here as well: There are quite often request that end
> up with 'Could you send us the broken repository and we can have a
> look'. An ex-colleague[*] of mine accidentally sent a repo dump to the
> list that was intended to be private (even despite the fact that 'reply
> to' does not go to the list ;) . No further damage ensued, but it could
> have - think about you companies most important product, document or
> source code suddenly public. 'Private' is not only talking about your life.

If you don't bother checking where important things are going, you're
going to have problems whether or not a public mailing list has defaults
that sensibly make the replies go back to the public list.

And you're probably answering all your phishing spam with your account
numbers and passwords anyway if you trust someone else to control this.

   Les Mikesell
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