[Mailman-Developers] Non-member post confirmation

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Aug 28 23:42:40 EDT 2003

At 10:21 AM -0400 2003/08/28, Barry Warsaw wrote:

>  Another thing I'd like to do is to make it an option to free all the
>  held messages of someone who posted before they were a member, and then
>  became a member, without explicit admin approval.

	I'd also like to see an update to the spam checking.

	For example, for closed lists, I'd like to have a default action 
of holding the message if it comes from a subscriber and matches the 
spam regex.  But I'd like to have a default action of discarding the 
message if it comes from a non-subscriber and matches the spam regex.

>>  Not that I need to know but what do you mean with governor?
>  Ah, a regulator.  I.e. something that stops Mailman from sending too
>  many confirmation messages during a certain period of time.  There are
>  actually already such things in the autoresponder, but more of the
>  system needs to be put on it.

	There is already the option "Should the list moderators get 
immediate notice of new requests, as well as daily notices about 
collected ones?", which I was very grateful to be able to turn off.

	I also made the source-code modification so that the default 
action for held messages is "discard" as opposed to "defer".  This 
way, I can get rid of hundreds of held messages in a single button 
click.  Yes, more dangerous, but a lifesaver during the recent 
SoBig.F mess.

	But I'd prefer not to get most of those held messages in the 
first place, since they were from non-subscribers and definitely 
matched the spam regex (after a bit of tweaking the SpamAssassin 

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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