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Re: Ballot Group Confidentiality

Geoff wrote:
>I don't think I agree with Bob on this. I don't think that everything that
>I do in life should subject me to having my contact information posted on
>the equivalent of a telephone pole. There have been mailing list businesses
>in business for quite awhile who sell people's names and addresses and I
>don't feel particularly obligated to generate more fodder for them.

Perhaps you guys realize this, but, in many cases, it's easy to get a list
of reflector subscribers. If private_who=no, all you have to do is to ask.
If private_who=yes, then you have to subscribe first.

Many of my people prefer to keep their email addresses private. I would
like to accommodate them. Therefore, I'd like to turn off "who" to everyone
except the list owner. I've asked IEEE, but I received only the noncommital
response below.


From: "IEEE Postoffice" <>
To: "Roger B. Marks" <>
Subject: Re: request for modification of stds-802-16
Date: Fri, 9 Apr 1999 17:12:01 -0400

Good day,

    Oh hand, with the current version of majordomo that we are running we
may not be able to turn "who" off one way or another for just one list.
However,  we are still researching.  If we are successful in finding a way,
I will e-mail you and let you know.  We are also looking to upgrade our
majordomo server to a later version that may support such things.  There is
no time frame as of yet as we are still in the planning/testing stage.  If I
may be of further assistance, please let me know.

Thank you,

IEEE Postmaster

----- Original Message -----
From: Roger B. Marks <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 16:03
Subject: request for modification of stds-802-16

As the owner of "stds-802-16", I'd like to request a modification:

I'd like to turn off the "who" command so that no one, even the list
members, can get the subscriber list.

Can you help?