vl at ez.no
Mon Oct 9 17:46:49 CEST 2000
What about introducing mail-quotas. That may limit the problem (or at
last the impact).
Besides, beeing able to limit max postings per user a day would be a
On Fri, 6 Oct 2000, Nigel Metheringham wrote:
> yan at cardinalengineering.com said:
> > For now I've set the "reply to" to sender, which should keep that
> > noise to a minimum, but I'd like to go back to replying to the list.
> > Is there any way to prevent this?
> In short, no. You cannot defend easily against gratuitously broken
> software. I would personally see if there was an identifying mark in
> the headers for the mailer that guy was using and use that as a
> selector to catch incoming mail to the list. I'd also probably just
> block the whole originating domain of that guy in my MTA, but I have a
> nasty inclination.
> 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.
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