On Mon, 2003-11-17 at 23:52, Richard Barrett wrote:
I guess I cannot understand why you are messing around integrating SpamAssassin with Mailman when you should be integrating it with your MTA so that the spam never gets anywhere near Mailman.
Or did I miss something important along the way.
Figuring out what to send and what to throw away is not up to the incoming mail server to decide. The list administrators should make that decision.
Mailman gives each list admin a lot of influence over the specific list configurations. Providing a default action for tagged mail, as well as a chance for the list admin to override the server admin for the list that admin is responsible for saves a lot of work for the application or server administrators.
If you use mailman for your abuse, virus, news-abuse and postmaster lists, you need to provide a method for those lists to accept or deny spam on an individual basis without fiddling with the general mail scanning server. These things are best left to the specific list admins. For the other lists, a default setting should be sufficient.
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