On 2/17/02 8:39 PM, "John Morton" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
If they can set up admin specific accounts that redirect to /dev/null, then they can set up procmail to drop HTML mail, and say they're doing so anywhere they're advertising the admin email address. That would filter 90% of the spam they're likely to recieve for a start.
And a bunch of legitimate mail, since more and more users are using HTML, and more and more systems are set up to send it by default. Not a solution, unless you primarily admin to geeks.
Something that mailman can help with, though - assistance in filtering based on whether the sender is joined to a list that the admin account is tied to. Just a simple boolean is/isn't on the list should be enough; leave the policy to the delivery agent/user.
And how odes that does the "I'm trying to subscribe and can't make it work!" and "My stupid IS department changed my address again and I need help!" problems?