[Mailman-Users] looping

Yan Seiner yan at cardinalengineering.com
Fri Oct 6 12:43:25 CEST 2000

Well, a first cut might be to look at repeated posts on the same topic
from the same user with no intervening posts on the same topic from
other users.

A more sophisticated approach might be to run a checksum of the message
body, and if the checksums are the same from the same user dump the

Stick those posts into the admin's box to decide what to do with them.

For now, though, is there a way I can dump messages based on subject?  I
could address the problem by filtering all messages with "out of the
office" in them for a start.


Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> Maybe we should attempt to detect an unusual rate of posting from an
> address and start holding mail from them - this is fraught with
> problems and is bound to not work when it matters.  Can anyone suggest
> an algorithm that might have a chance of detecting stuff - there is
> some rate detection in the bounce handlers I believe.
>         Nigel.
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