[Mailman-Users] spamming of my list

Louis Headley louis at artjamming.com
Tue Jun 20 06:03:37 CEST 2006

Thanks again for your help Mark

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Sapiro" <msapiro at value.net>
To: "Louis Headley" <louis at artjamming.com>; "Oliver Schulze L." 
<oliver at samera.com.py>
Cc: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] spamming of my list

> Louis Headley wrote:
>>The problem that i have is that my mailman in free from my webhost
>>(hostway.com) and it is an old version. I think that it is 2.0 or 2.1. I
>>could not do what Mark suggested in his first email because my version was
>>too old and didnt have that functionality. i have since deleted the list 
>>will put up a new list in a month or two. The spam was unbelievable.
> Unfortunately, with a host list such as you have (had), there is not
> much you can do.
> Your original post said posts weren't reaching the list but were being
> held, and it was the discarding of held spam that was the problem
> because of the volume.
> About the only thing you can do is set the list to discard or reject
> rather than hold posts from non-members, but I think this is a 2.1
> option and may not be available if you have 2.0.x. Also, discard vs.
> reject is somewhat controversial. Discard is best, but doesn't meet
> the needs of all lists.
>>even with this suggestion about the spamassasin, I am not sure that i 
>>be able to do, as i have no idea where to find the "x-spam-flag".
> This is something that would have to be done by the web/Mailman host
> before the mail reaches Mailman. It is not something you can do in
> your situation.
> -- 
> Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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