[Mailman-Users] auto-rejecting non-subscriber posts
rommel at suse.de
Tue Feb 12 22:36:00 CET 2002
On Tue, 12 Feb 2002, WJCarpenter wrote:
> [[This is so irritating (after a while) that I can't believe it's not
> a more popular gripe. Feel free to rub my nose in the obvious
> I help run a very low volume mailing list. Most days, there are no
> postings. Sometimes weeks can go by with no postings. Every day,
> though, we get lots of spam. On weekends, it's at least a couple
> dozen a day. All of this spam gets trapped by the "members only" list
> So far, so good.
> It's sort of tedious to go through the web interface to clear out
> 50-100 spams. Click, scroll, click, scroll, ... fall asleep, click,
> scroll, ....
> I wish one of these things were available:
> 1. A configuration setting that would automatically "reject"
> non-member postings, just as if I had gone through the web interface
> and selected "reject" for each message. (We don't want to
> automatically "discard" non-member posts because we do get the
> occasional legit non-member posting. That's the same reason we don't
> run a spam filter that silently discards traffic.)
> 2. A configuration setting that would automatically mark non-member
> postings as "reject" instead of "defer" in the web interface. That
> way, we'd just have to do one submit to clear out the crap and then
> could easily see if there was something interesting in the queue.
> So, is there anything like either of those in some place I haven't
Both issues sound to me as if you would like to run a MTA in front off
Mailman which protects your lists from all that crap ;-)
Split horizon mail services come to my mind when I here this.
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