[Mailman-Developers] before next release: disable backscatter in default installation

Jo Rhett jrhett at netconsonance.com
Tue Mar 25 02:16:31 CET 2008

On Mar 6, 2008, at 11:13 AM, Kenneth Porter wrote:
> On Tuesday, March 04, 2008 12:30 PM -0800 Jo Rhett
> <jrhett at netconsonance.com> wrote:
>> 1. Don't create backscatter aliases for subscribe/unsubscribe/etc by
>> default.  Nearly everyone uses web based signup.
>> 2. Discard or hold messages from non-subscribers by default.
> How, exactly, does one do these? In particular, how do you remove the
> aliases when using mm-handler to process mail from sendmail? (I'd  
> be happy
> to start the wiki page once I have the information to put there.)

You only need a single handler per list, and one for the server.   
Default install is like 10 aliases per list.

Jo Rhett
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