[Mailman-Users] posts from unsubscribed addresses

Bruno Postle bruno at webarchitects.co.uk
Fri Mar 31 14:27:09 CEST 2000

On Tue 28-Mar-2000 at 11:10:06AM -0500, Darxus wrote:
> When people send email to our list from an unsubscribed address, they get


> And the message goes in a queue to be processed manually by a moderator.
> It's agravating.  Instead, I'd like the message to say "Your message did
> NOT get posted to the mailing list.  Go to
> http://lists.nothinbut.net/mail/listinfo/plug to subscribe, then resend
> it."  And not have it put into any queue.  

I'd like that too. Last week a list admin for one of the lists on our
server got so annoyed after he got 80 of these in one day, that he
changed the 'admin's email address' from his own address to something
like this:

  mailinglist-list-admin at foo.com

This caused a nasty mail loop and 300 meg of '554 Too many hops' errors
to root before we caught it. Does the new version of mailman check for
idiots doing stuff like this?


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