[Mailman-Users] spamming of my list

Barry Finkel b19141 at britaine.ctd.anl.gov
Mon Jun 19 20:21:07 CEST 2006

Louis Headley wrote:
>> I have started to receive spam to my list. While my members are not
>>recieving them (all posts must be approved), is there a way to discard
>>all requests at once? At the moment, I must go thru the list one by
>>one. THere as many as 40 per week. How can i stop people from spam my
>> Help?

Oliver Schulze L. replied:
>I'm having the same problem.
>Maybe a solution can be to use the KNOW_SPAMERS[] variable as Mark 
>something like:
>KNOWN_SPAMMERS = [('subject', '^.*spam'), ('x-spam-flag', 'yes')]
>The problem with this is that SpamAssassin does not provide a
>header like:
>x-spam-flag: yes
>instead, it provides a header like:
>x-spam-score: 5.2
>When the score is greater than 5.0, it is a spam.
>My personal wishlist:
>I have installed SpamAssassin in my MTA, so, what I'm searching is way
>to mailman to detect the "{Spam}" string in the subject and:
>- differ or discard the message (this help automation)
>- if the message is differed, don't email the subject/body of the email
>  to the owner (this help the report email being marked as spam in 
>another MTA)
>- have a special flag "spam differed" so that you can do a "discard all 
>messages marked as spam"
>  in the DB maintenance.
>Having an option to configure mailman as an email client, make it easier 
>to integrate
>it to MTAs.
>If you need special settings for mailman in your MTA regarding Spam,
>it makes a litle harder to install it.

We have SpamAssassin 3.1.3 installed, and it flags spam with a tag:

     Subject: *****SPAM***** RE: Financial Market Traderr...

in /etc/mail/spamassassin/local.cf we have:

     # Rewrite subject line
     # Changed in SpamAssassin 3.x  8/11/05
     rewrite_header Subject *****SPAM*****

Barry S. Finkel
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