[Mailman-Users] respond_to_post_requests and header_filter_rules

Tokio Kikuchi tkikuchi at is.kochi-u.ac.jp
Tue Feb 1 03:39:12 CET 2005


Ivan Fetch wrote:

> Hello,
>    I'm wondering whether there is a way to have respond_to_post_requests 
> set to yes (so that senders will be notified if their message is held 
> due to posting to a members-only list, their message exceeds mailman's 
> size limit, Etc), yet not send notifications to senders who's messages 
> are held because they match a filter rule (privacy | spam ).
>    The help section of respond_to_post_requests says the following, 
> which leads me to believe that it will not notify senders of messages 
> which match spam filter rules:
> "Approval notices are sent when mail triggers certain of the limits 
> except routine list moderation and spam filters, for which notices are 
> not sent. This option overrides ever sending the notice."

Looks like this detail is outdated. I think new spam filters should be 
used to silently discard the known spams. Ivan, what version are you 
using? Newer version has more generic header_filter_rules to 
hold/reject/discard such messages.

Developers, I think I will remove 'spam filters' from the detailed 
description above but what is the 'routine list moderation'? I think 
list-wide moderation was replaced by per-member moderation, right?
>    However when I send a message to a list and it matches against a spam 
> filter, I receive an email back notifying me that my message was held 
> because a filter was matched.  It would be nice to be able to avoid 
> responding to messages which Mailman matches against the spam filters, 
> as often the From address is forged anyhow...
>    IS there something I'm missing which will give me the behavior I'm 
> looking for RE: spam filtering?
> Thank you - Ivan Fetch.

Tokio Kikuchi, tkikuchi@ is.kochi-u.ac.jp

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