[Mailman-Developers] Suggestion on Spam

Rui Correia r_correia at telkomsa.net
Fri Mar 4 18:49:21 CET 2005

Hi All

Would it be feasible to create a feature that would automate a search for a
pre-agreed phrase set by list owner typed on each individual email posted to
a list?

An email would then begin with the pre-agreed phrase, eg: "We all love red
wine", which Mailman would have been programmed to recognise. A "reply to"
post would be exempt from such. Anyone initiating a new string and
forgetting to include the key-phrase would receive an auto-response
notification to resend including key-phrase. This would in most cases
replace the "your posting is being held for approval", as most lists have
open posting for their members.  

It would be a matter of days before everybody got used to including the
key-phrase in their postings - to make life easier, members can even include
it in their signature. 


Rui Correia
Advocacy, Media and Language Consultant
36 Finch St, 
Ontdekkers Park, Roodepoort, 
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel/ Fax (+27-11) 766-4336
Cell (+27) (0) 83-368-1214

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