[Mailman-Users] Silently discarding non-member posts

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Mon Oct 14 23:40:34 CEST 2002

On 14 Oct 2002, Jon Carnes wrote:

> As someone else mentioned, the Beta has this feature.
> Also, if you have sysadmin rights to the server running Mailman,
> then you can setup one of the work-arounds. There are a couple of
> work-arounds that allow you to discard the messages silently.
> Check out FAQ article 1.12 and article 4.15

> On Mon, 2002-10-14 at 05:12, Mark Goodge wrote:
> >
> > One thing that makes all this more awkward to deal with is the
> > number of non-member (spam) posts that end up in the admin queues
> > waiting to be discarded. As I only ever want to discard them, never
> > forward them, approve them or reply to them, I would prefer them to
> > be silently dropped by Mailman without them ever reaching the admin
> > requests queue.

Another approach is to stop spam where it should be stopped: before
or at the MTA.  It is only prudent for Mailman and other programs
that deal with e-mail to be built with an awareness of the reality
of spam, and it is helpful when such programs include anit-spam
features ... but these should always be regarded as -helps- not
solutions.  Said another way:  While not disregarding the ways that
Mailman can help you fight spam, do not forget to view your mail
system as a whole system, with many layers and many components.

Ultimately, the best way to stop spam from ever reaching the admin
requests queue is to stop spam from passing through your MTA.

- Andrew

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