[Mailman-Users] Content Filtering - Reject
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Jul 12 16:21:53 CEST 2005
At 10:06 AM -0400 2005-07-12, CL-Admin wrote:
> My filter settings are Yes - image/bmp, image/gif, image/jpeg,
> image/png, image/tiff. for image types and multipart/mixed,
> multipart/alternative, text/plain, application/pgp-signature,
> multipart/signed, text/html, message/rfc822 for remove message
Keep in mind that you can either have an "allow" list, or a
"reject" list, but you cannot have both. Pick a set of MIME types
that you want to allow (leaving the other field empty), and
everything else will get thrown away. Or, pick a set of MIME types
that you want to disallow (leaving the other field empty), and
everything else will go through. But you can't fill in values in
> My question is it possible to get a notification sent to the administrator
> in addition to the rejecting of these posts. If so how is it done, do I
> have to get the hosting company to change the configuration files.
If you choose "Forward to List Owner" instead of "Reject" or
"Discard", then you will get a notice when messages are filtered. Of
course, this means that you'll probably get a copy of just about
every single message sent to the list, which I doubt is something
that you want.
> Information question - should I be pushing the hosting company to upgrade
> to the latest version of Mailman?
Depends on what they're using. Generally speaking, running the
most recent -RELEASE version is a good idea. New features are added,
bugs are squashed, security holes are closed, etc....
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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