[Mailman-Users] Fwd: Subscription bomb tracing - feature request.
lindsey at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Wed Jan 5 17:54:32 CET 2000
> Chris> Does mailman already have the ability to trace such fraudulent
> Chris> subscribe requests and such?
> My uneducated guess would be "no". Educated or not, mailman is probably not
> the place for such esoterica. Try SpamCop instead:
How does this help you, as an end user, figure out how you were subscribed
to a mailing list? You would only get messages from the list or confirmation
requests which would originate at the mailman server. And besides, it
uses that ORBS garbage. :)
What I've done is wrap my mailman -request and -admin aliases with a
procmail script that saves all incoming messages with full headers. It
doesn't help the end user, but as an administrator I have an archive
showing where requests originated in case someone contacts me later with
So far I've only had to use it once.
Of course, Web-based subscription requests can be checked via your HTTP
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