[Mailman-Users] Overloaded with virus traffic

Daniel James daniel at linuxuser.co.uk
Thu Aug 21 14:12:00 CEST 2003


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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