[Mailman-Users] Spam avoidance, revisited: best practices?

Patrick Bogen pdbogen at gmail.com
Wed Aug 23 18:52:08 CEST 2006

On 8/23/06, Brad Knowles <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org> wrote:
> >  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.

I think he meant: auto-moderate new users, and unmoderate them after
some amount of time has passed (e.g., after a day or after a week)

- Patrick Bogen

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