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Re: No chalenge response when subscribing -- abuse possible

From: Jonathan Berry <jberry@islandnet.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Jul 2004 13:08:13 -0800
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-ID: <9qF8A5mip1eH092yn@islandnet.com>

>By emailing www-validator-request@w3.org with "subscribe" in the subject
>and my from address I was added to the list.  Is it not possible to have
>challenge response to confirm my email address?  Someone could abuse
>this present lack of verification.
>Kind regards

It *could* happen, but I would do nothing unless it does
happen, a few times.  There are lots of other ways 
a miscreant can misuse an email address.  The list's
welcoming email contains info on how to unsubscribe.

OTOH, I think it IS a good idea to challenge the first
posting to the group, as is done now, because posting
puts your email address out there on the internet and 
thus subject to spamming.

Jonathan Berry and Erika http://www.islandnet.com/~jberry/fun.htm
Received on Saturday, 10 July 2004 16:33:38 UTC

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