[Mailman-Users] A newsgroup security question

Mike Avery mavery at mail.otherwhen.com
Sun May 11 01:04:23 CEST 2003

Someone, some spammer low-life, sent a spam to a mailing list I host 
that is a ported usenet newsgroup.

Of course, a spamcop unloaded on my ISP who unloaded on me.

The last time I went down this road, I was told that I couldn't setup 
security on a ported mailing list so that only the subscribers to my list 
and the newsgroup itself could send messages to and from the mailing 
list and newsgroup.  If course, that was in 2.0.X days.

I just upgraded to 2.1.1, and it looks pretty cool (now that I created the 
undocumented  mailman mailing list).

However, the options that control newsgroups don't look any different 
than they did.

Is there a way to tighten up this security?  While it is true that anyone 
on the whole net can spam Usenet, it's also true that if your server is 
caught doing it, you catch hell....

Mike Avery                            
MAvery at mail.otherwhen.com
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Phone: 970-642-0280
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