[Mailman-Users] Spam Issue

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Tue Jan 6 02:52:26 CET 2004

    Lee> I administer a Mailman mailing list, and spam is a major problem.
    Lee> I chose the option of permitting posting only by members to avoid
    Lee> spamming the members.  However, that causes all spam to be held for
    Lee> administrative action.  That means I have to laboriously scroll
    Lee> down the page checking "Discard" for every message.  Finding the
    Lee> selection button and clicking requires concentration.  Tonight I
    Lee> discarded 140 messages, and the problem is growing.

    Lee> Is there any way to simply discard all non-member email or check
    Lee> Discard for all messages?

I'm sure there are other solutions by now, but awhile ago I wrote a simple
script to do a bulk discard:


I've only ever used it with MM 2.1.  YMMV with other versions.

Skip Montanaro
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