Password in mailing list memberships reminder

Richard Fearn richardfearn at
Wed Dec 1 08:17:54 PST 2010


> Why on earth is de mailinglist sending me my password in PLAINTEXT in
> Why does it even know what my plaintext password is?

It's just the way that Mailman (the mailing list software) works.

The Mailman manual says (from

"Do NOT use a valuable password for Mailman, since it can be sent in
plain text to you."

You can turn off the monthly reminder emails:

1. go to
2. fill in your email and click the "... Edit options" button
3. enter your password
4. find "Get password reminder email for this list?" and select "No"



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