[Mailman-Users] Preventing vacation autoresponder mail bombs

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Mon Dec 17 00:02:02 CET 2001

On 12/16/01 2:18 PM, "The Berean" <Berean at C-Squad.org> wrote:

> Is there any workaround in Mailman to prevent this from happening again?

Shoot anyone who does it, preferably in public, preferably in the virtual
kneecaps, to convince all of your othre users not to be so stupid.

A misbehaving or badly written mailbot is not something ANYONE can protect
themselves from, because, by definition, they don't follow the rules people
can use to protect themselves from these things.

> The members want the Reply-To setting set for the list

When you set reply-to to the list, you light the fuse on the time-bomb of a
mailing list being hit by a stupid mailbot. The only question is how long
the fuse is, not whether it's lit. that's your first problem, because you're
telling all those mailbots to bomb the list.

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