[Mailman-Users] suggest about default at admindb.py from DEFER to DISCARD

Lloyd F. Tennison lloyd_tennison at whoever.com
Sat May 15 21:29:42 CEST 2004

Why don't you set the value in the admin console in the first place?  
Under Sender filters, near the bottom:

Action to take for postings from non-members for which no 
explicit action is defined. 
Set it to discard.
Or use this patch already made to discard all:
[ mailman-Patches-810675 ] Add 'Discard all messages marked

Date sent:      	Thu, 13 May 2004 00:31:57 +0200
From:           	Andres Seco Hernandez <AndresSH at alamin.org>
To:             	mailman-users at python.org
Copies to:      	lista at guadawireless.net, lilo at gulalcarria.org
Subject:        	[Mailman-Users] suggest about default at admindb.py from DEFER to

> Hi all
> I have not found a link to send this wish as a bug in the bug tracking
> system at sf.net. I am sorry. Perhaps this is not the correct way, but i
> will try it.
> As a lot of pending request to mailman lists are from automatic virus or
> spammers, sometimes is necesary (because of the volume) to have a
> default option at DISCARD of the pending messages. Any time i update
> mailman i need to patch manually admindb.py at line 393 from
> (1, 0, 0, 0))
> to
> (0, 0, 0, 1))
> that is, i need to DISCARD pending messages to avoid great grow of it
> (too much spam and too much virus). I can not read about 1000 messages
> per week looking for valid messages from people not subscribed to the
> list when almost all messages (really all the messages) are not valid
> and i want to discard all of it.
> It may be a good option to be added in the config page of a list (do you
> want pending messages to be discarded by default?).
> Thanks a lot for this good mail list manager.
> -- 
> Andres Seco Hernandez
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