[wp-hackers] Mailing list passwords in plain text

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Mon Jul 1 21:51:34 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 5:47 PM, J.D. Grimes <jdg at codesymphony.co> wrote:

> When you sign up I'm pretty sure it says that you should choose a
> discardable password, and tells you that it will be regularly emailed to
> you in plain text format. If you go to your preferences, you can disable
> the monthly reminders, so your password won't be emailed to you each month.

Yep. This is standard operating procedure for mailman (
http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/) which is the most widely used list
manager (and what WordPress.org uses).

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