[Mailman-Users] Mailman as spam generator

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Wed Aug 23 19:25:25 CEST 2000

At 5:27 PM +0200 8/23/00, Thomas Gramstad wrote:

>How can I make Mailman do that?  Is it really impossible in
>current versions of Mailman?  If so, this is a HUGE, GIANT
>FLAW in Mailman.

If the feature is that important to you, grab a book on python and 
start coding.

I'd like what you want, too. But there are higher priorities on my 
list. It'll get done eventually, I guess. But the joy of open source 
is that you not only can use it, you can improve it.

Oh, and you have a funky definition of spam, IMHO. Mailman isn't 
generating spam. it's doing what it's supposed to do -- tell the 
admin something is there for evaluation. That ain't spam.

Now, what you want mailman to do, which is be smart enough to 
recognize and throw out spam, is a great idea. But it's easier said 
than done. Just ask the guys writing anti-spam code for sendmail and 
the other MTA's (which is, IMHO, where anti-spam stuff ought to be 
anyway. Keep it off the site in the first place)

Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:chuqui at plaidworks.com)
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And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
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