[Mailman-Users] HTML causing list-wide bounce?

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Sat Apr 14 15:59:39 CEST 2007

At 5:49 PM -0400 4/13/07, Paul Tomblin wrote:

>>  The email message causing the issue
>>  -- .html format http://www.soarol.com/tmp/EmailList-HTMLerror-2.html
>  First comment - why the hell is he sending javascript in an email message?
>  That plus the Paypal thing probably screams "scammer" to most mail
>  filters.  Because it's happening to everybody, I'm betting it's an
>  outgoing mail filter.

If so, then Michael would be well advised to look at the mail 
filtering process that is being used on the mail system and the 
Mailman server.  For obvious performance reasons, you want to do all 
mail filtering on the inbound leg only, and avoid any further 
filtering on the outbound leg.

If that had been done in this case, the message would have been 
rejected before it ever got to Mailman, and once the message was 
cleaned up, it wouldn't have resulted in all the rejections from the 
outbound filter -- because there wouldn't have been any outbound 

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