I have to tell someone and you folks are the closest to being appropriate of the lists I read.
At 05:07 -0400 8/5/02, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>SPRINT BROADBAND DIRECT/EARTHLINK:08/04/02
>EARTHLINK - Midas Customer No.: *******
>Dear Sprint Broadband Direct(sm)/EarthLink member,
> This email contains essential information for (your) mailboxes. It is important that you save this email so you will have a record of the username, password, and email address for each of your mailboxes.
>Primary Email address: ******@earthlink.net
>Your new username is: ******
>Your new password is: *****
** More names and passwords SNIPPED ***
The usernames and passwords are not in any sense "new".
I have been their customer for a couple of years through Sprint BroadBand and I have assigned accounts and passwords to a half dozen friends on this account and another.
And now, in plain text over IP, comes all of my passwords.
Sigh. . . Why worry about m.gmane.org?
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