[Mailman-Users] spam filtering

alex wetmore alex at phred.org
Thu Jan 30 02:30:20 CET 2003

On Wed, 29 Jan 2003, Robin Rowe wrote:
> Jon,
> > Front-end your mailing lists with a procmail filter that uses
> > SpamAssassin.
> Thanks, but as I said, I'm configuring mailman on a SourceForge-hosted
> mailing list. Installing SpamAssassin there is not within my power.
> Can anyone answer my question as asked? Is it possible to use the mailman
> spam filtering capabilities on message bodies as well as headers?

If you automatically reject any email which isn't from list members then
you'll probably find 99.9% of your SPAM go away.  My popular lists get
about 1 piece of spam on average a year and usually it is targetted
from someone who took the time to sign up for the list in the first


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