[Mailman-Users] Re: Overloaded with virus traffic
daniel at linuxuser.co.uk
Thu Aug 21 15:02:58 CEST 2003
Someone with shell access has kindly deleted everything prefixed with:
and that has done the trick.
As a suggestion for a future version of Mailman, if there had been
options to show only the headers of the held mails and a button in
the web interface for 'set all to discard' it would have solved this
problem very neatly. Alternatively, there could be a preference to
set the default button behaviour to 'discard' instead of 'defer'.
Thanks again - Mailman is great. But I expect you all knew that...
News + Web Editor
LinuxUser & Developer
> We have a Mailman 2.0.11 list hosted for us at linux.org.uk with
> thousands of members. It's been running brilliantly for over three
> years, but today we a have a little problem...
> We've had trouble with spam before, but today there are almost 2000
> messages for approval in the hold queue, most of which have a virus
> attachment. This means the admindb page in the web interface is
> 10.9MB in size.
> When you try to click 'submit' at the bottom of this rather large
> page, our ISP chokes on the size of the form. We don't have shell
> access to this machine - is there any alternative to deleting each
> attachment in the content boxes by hand?
> I'm not subscribed to this list at present, so please cc any reply
> to me directly.
> Daniel James
> News + Web Editor
> LinuxUser & Developer
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