[Bf-committers] Probe Message Privacy Issue

Hadrien Brissaud hadriscus at gmail.com
Thu Mar 1 00:39:50 CET 2018

yeah, got that one too, couldn't make sense of it

On 28 February 2018 at 23:36, Harley Acheson <harley.acheson at gmail.com>

> Hello,
> I just got a message from the list manager with a subject of "Bf-committers
> mailing list probe message"
> I certainly understand the process and reason for the message. However, the
> contents *exposes* the email addresses of all the 50 members listed to each
> other.  Yes, the message that came to me lists my own email address
> alongside 49 others.
> Not that I care that anyone here knows my email address. But normally
> organizations don't publish lists of addresses like this. It could be used
> for spam, or could be used to make an unofficial list server, as examples.
> As for the message itself, it appears that these indicate bounces from the
> mail servers of Google bouncing messages from Yahoo because of an issue
> with Yahoo's 550-5.7.1 DMARC policy. It looks like the message includes 50
> address as a maximum number as it appears to be an alphabetically-sorted
> list of gmail addresses from a-j.
> Not a big issue, but thought you should know.
> Cheers, Harley
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