[Mailman-Users] prevent address spoofs [dnk]

Jim Popovitch jimpop at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 27 00:40:14 CET 2006

Dustin Krysak wrote:
> Good day -- I am looking at using mailman for a list that will just  
> have 1 -4 addresses that will be authorized to actually post to the  
> list. I am also looking for a way to manage list members with a web  
> interface as well as the usual subscription type functions.  Now one  
> of my main concerns is if someone actually spoofs one of the  
> authorized email addresses. Does mailman have a good security measure  
> for preventing that? That is without having to approve every post  
> through a web interface?

Hi Dustin,

Short answer: No.  Email spoof prevention is less of a mailinglist 
feature and more of a MTA feature.  Checkout using SPF or DKIM on your 

-Jim P.

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