[Mailman-Users] Mail Lists, Authorized Posters and Virus/Worm Access

George Theall theall at tifaware.com
Wed May 5 16:44:57 CEST 2004

On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 01:28:59AM -0700, Bob Bowers wrote:

> In my community last week, someone gained access to a mail list with 
> hundreds of subscribers by mimicking an email address authorized to post to 
> the list (moderation bit set OFF). 

The shortcoming of this approach to moderation is discussed in the FAQ:


> What resulted was that a worm of the W32Beagle variety was 
> sent to many hundreds of subscribers. 

Sorry to hear that.  As others have mentioned, you might want to explore
setting up anti-virus filtering on your mail server and/or restrict the
types of attachments your mailing list(s) allow. 

theall at tifaware.com
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