[Mailman-Users] Spoofed Addresses

David Relson relson at osagesoftware.com
Sun Oct 31 02:38:28 CET 2004

On Sun, 31 Oct 2004 02:15:10 +0200
Brad Knowles wrote:

> At 3:06 PM -0400 2004-10-30, David Relson wrote:
> >  Actually it's more of a mailman setup question, as in "why don't
> >  mailing list messages go through procmail (which handle bogofilter
> >  and other such stuff)?" and "how do I set up mailman in a postfix
> >  environment so that filters, for example virus checkers, get run to
> >  protect the list from propagating bad stuff, e.g. viruses.
> 	Actually, no.  This has less to do with Mailman than it does
> 	with 
> getting these kinds of features into your MTA.  Postfix is quite 
> capable of doing that, as is sendmail, Exim, and every other MTA that 
> I am familiar with.  Indeed, most MTAs have a wide variety of ways in 
> which these kinds of features can be integrated.
> 	We have highlighted a few in the Mailman FAQ Wizard at 
> <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py> (such as FAQ 6.12, which 
> discusses the integration of postfix, Mailman, and amavisd for 
> anti-spam and anti-virus scanning), or FAQ 4.15 (which provides a 
> different method of integrating procmail into the message flow), FAQ 
> 4.23 (which mentions both of these methods as well as a patch to 
> integrate SpamAssassin directly into Mailman itself).
> 	Alternatively, you could also incorporate a Python-based 
> anti-spam filter directly into Mailman.  We do that for python.org 
> with SpamBayes.
> 	If you spend some time digging around in the FAQ and in the 
> archives, you may very well turn up several more answers.  See FAQ 
> 1.18 for a variety of ways you can search the archives.


I appreciate the pointers.  One of the problems(?) with mailman is that
there is _so_ much information, it's close to overwhelming.  

My project, bogofilter, suffers from difficulty in finding the right
information, even though we don't have as much info. I suspect that our
documentation could be better organized than it is :-(



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