On Monday 18 February 2002 17:02, Chuq Von Rospach wrote:
On 2/17/02 7:48 PM, "Larry McVoy" firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Second, the point is that even if mailman is 100% perfect, it's not at all clear that that would result in even 1% less spam hitting home. If that's even remotely close, then it seems like efforts could be better spent on screening technology.
To me, it's more an issue of "we can't be part of the problem", not "we're the solution". I have a couple of admins who want their addresses removed from all public pages -- which I've refused to do, because I think the need for access by a user in trouble trumps the admin's privacy. I think at least one of those admins has solved it by setting up an admin-specific account, and redirecting it to /dev/null, which, if I ever definitely catch him doing so, will get him in trouble...
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.
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.