[Mailman-Users] Spam avoidance, revisited: best practices?
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Aug 23 18:20:10 CEST 2006
At 11:20 PM -0500 2006-08-22, Matt England wrote:
> This is the best email I have yet to find describing how mail.python.org
> proactive kills spam:
I've also got an article that will be going up soon on the LOPSA.org
website that explains, in great detail, what we're doing on
python.org and where I think we should be going. If anyone is
interested, I'll post the URL here when it's up.
> I'm also considering adding these capabilities (which may or may not be
> implicit in the above description) to combat spam:
> * Don't allow email from non-subscribers
> * Moderate email from new subscribers some period of time (probably a day
> to a week)
> Does mail.python.org do either or these things and/or is this generally a
> good practice?
You mean, do we do these things at the MTA level? No. The MTA has
no clue as to who is a subscriber and who is not. These things could
potentially be done at the Mailman level, however. Unfortunately,
while you can configure Mailman to moderate (or reject) all posts
from non-subscribers, I don't know of any way to configure it to do
something like what you suggest based on the time of day.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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