[Mailman-Users] Preventing vacation autoresponder mail bombs
marc_news at vasoftware.com
Sun Dec 16 23:39:35 CET 2001
On Sun, Dec 16, 2001 at 05:18:33PM -0500, The Berean wrote:
> Is there any workaround in Mailman to prevent this from happening again?
Yes, ban the domain the autoreponder came from if it's from the MTA, or ban
the Email it came from if it's a home cooked script.
Unfortunately, there isn't much more you can do with broken autoresponders.
> The members want the Reply-To setting set for the list, so I dont want to
Sometimes what your members want is not as relevant as to what the best
setting is. I personally tell them that they can't have reply-to munging,
and that there are lots of reasons why:
(contains a copy of an old post I made on this list about this topic)
> set a reply to that goes to personal members. Im hoping there's a possible
> solution, modifying sendmail settings or something. Thanks for any help!
You can always put some logic to refuse more than x posts from a certain
Email per unit of time, or compute CRCs on messages that you are getting and
refusing messages you already got, but it'll be hard to implement and tune,
and won't be foolproof.
Microsoft is to operating systems & security ....
.... what McDonalds is to gourmet cooking
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