[DB-SIG] List spam

Ian merk@pacificnet.net
Tue, 06 Nov 2001 06:03:08 -0800

Ironic that there was one piece of spam on the list, but look how long this 
thread has become discussing it ;)p

At 08:42 AM 11/6/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>On Tue, Nov 06, 2001 at 09:43:42AM +0100, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
> >I've seen spammers sign up on mailing lists too recently -- they
> >seem to have found out how to do this programmatically. In the end
>Uh oh... I've requested notifications of all subscribes/unsubscribes
>be sent to my mailbox, so I can keep an eye on any suspicious new
> >A much better idea would be to add more spam protection to the
> >Mailman installation at python.org, so that messages from non-members
> >which have a high spam level are first passed to the moderator
> >for approval *before* going to the list.
>What does "high spam level" mean?  Messages to the list aren't likely
>to be sent through an open relay or directly from a dialup, so those
>features can't be used for spam detection.  Every member's first post
>could require moderation, but that would require code changes to