A philosopher elsewhere writes:
Is this right? Have readers heard of this happening? Signed comments preferred, but all comments must include a valid e-mail address at least.
There is something going on that might be worth discussing. I think it might be fairly common--at least, I suspect it is fairly easy to do--to see one's letters of recommendation if you use interfolio. All you have to do is have them sent to a friend or set up a dummy recipient address. Candidates have an interest in seeing their letters, and I would be amazed, unless there are controls I don't know about, if people weren't doing this. *As far as I can tell*, there are no controls on Interfolio of the usual sort that a department would normally impose if it were the entity sending out the letters, ie only sending it out to advertised job addresses, etc.