[Mailman-Users] Fwd: Subscription bomb tracing - feature request.
skip at mojam.com
Wed Jan 5 20:38:42 CET 2000
Chris> Does mailman already have the ability to trace such fraudulent
Chris> subscribe requests and such?
Chris> How does this help you, as an end user, figure out how you were
Chris> subscribed to a mailing list?
It doesn't. I thought that the expectation was that the Mailman
administrator would be doing the legwork. It seems that getting Mailman to
save subscribe messages in a log file would be a reasonable extension to
help address the problem.
Chris> And besides, it uses that ORBS garbage. :)
There's a smiley, but I still should ask, what does ORBS do and why is it
bad? (Off-list, plz. I'm sure most of the rest of mailman-users isn't
interesting in novice tutoring...)
Chris> What I've done is wrap my mailman -request and -admin aliases
Chris> with a procmail script that saves all incoming messages with full
Chris> headers. It doesn't help the end user, but as an administrator I
Chris> have an archive showing where requests originated in case someone
Chris> contacts me later with problems.
Right where I thought the work would be getting done...
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