[Mailman-Developers] Virus sent to lists "from" my domain - add password for mods

Bill Campbell bill at celestial.com
Fri Apr 2 14:56:15 EST 2004

On Mon, Mar 15, 2004, Arthur Gibbs wrote:
>Using Mailman 2.1.3, we have had problems with virus-generated messages with
>spoofed senders getting through to a one-way list.
>The only 'solution' I have found is to to disallow any non-moderated users
>or administrators. This forces all messages, even from list admins, to be
>Under Privacy options: [Recipient filters], we set "Ceiling on acceptable
>number of recipients for a posting" to 1.
>And also turned on 'Emergency moderation of all list traffic is enabled' in
>General Options.
>However this is not ideal.  Back in the dark ages I used Majodomo.  As
>primtive as that program was, these virus messages would not be getting
>through.  Reason?  The moderated users had to include a password with each
>post.  Could that password type feature be added?
>A virus might forge the 'form' and the envelope.  But it is aweful hard to
>forge a good password that also matches that from.
>Any thoughts?

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