[Mailman-Users] mail loops: list-request and vacation messages

Bob Puff@NLE bob at nleaudio.com
Tue Jun 26 05:21:54 CEST 2001

> If you can find something the mailbot did that (a) would allow mailman 
> to recognize it as such, and (b) wouldn't cause false positives by 
> blocking legitimate messages, let us know. We'll look at improving 
> mailman to trap it. 

Relatively easy.  Set a limit on how many messages a user can post in say a 10 minute period.  Make it user editable.  If you get >8, you've got a loop!

You could make the period user-adjustable also, for precisely narrowing in... So you might let 8 messages go out, but better 8 than 1000...


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