[Mailman-Users] relaying spam using mailing lists
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Wed Mar 15 21:09:33 CET 2006
At 11:35 AM -0800 2006-03-15, Heather Madrone wrote:
> Don't relay mail to Mailman that you don't want Mailman to receive.
> Install good spam filters and tune your MDA so that it won't deliver
> scattershot messages to Mailman.
We've gone through this discussion before. There are lots of
decisions that are made inside of Mailman that the MTA cannot
possibly know anything about.
If you configure your Mailman installation so that it never
rejects a message or ever sends back any kind of notice that the
message has been held for moderation (so that you don't ever generate
any blowback), then you will seriously impact the level of services
that you can provide your subscribers. At that point, you have to
seriously question whether or not it's worth running a mailing list
Moreover, I'm pretty sure that you will be running a pretty
highly hacked version of Mailman, because there are some things you
can turn off, but there are others that I don't believe you can. At
that point, you're not likely to be able to get a lot of help on this
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
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