Spam to list participants (from &

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Thu May 1 05:35:16 UTC 2014

On Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:34:14 -0700
jungleboogie0 <jungleboogie0 at> wrote:

> Hi Steve,
> On 30 April 2014 13:12, Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at> wrote:
> > On Wed, 30 Apr 2014 05:15:46 -0500
> > Mike Sanders <tmp1 at> wrote:
> >
> >> Which implies all list members email addresses are exposed
> >> to the world at large? How else would an email address be
> >> gained by spammers... If that's the case it needs to be changed.
> >
> >         I think it's only hitting posters, whose addresses are revealed
> > in the From header. I'll probably get some extra spam now. Given that
> > it is desirable that non subscribers can post questions and get replys
> > thanks to the common habit of replying to all this is unavoidable
> > without sacrificing that capability which has been a long standing and
> > valued feature of FreeBSD mailing lists.
> >
> But this also means messages to the list could be lost because not
> everyone remember to reply-all.

	No, because the default reply address is the list, so if you just
hit reply as I have in this post it goes to the list without CC to the
individual posters in the thread.

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