[Mailman-Users] How to stop spam emails

Spyro Polymiadis spyropolymiadis at kromestudios.com
Mon Dec 10 06:57:58 CET 2007

Ive got it working with spamassassin just fine,

It gets spam checked as soon as its received by postfix, then it passes on to the mailman software - where non dropped spam gets checked again

I just have X-Spam-Flag: YES = discard (or hold for moderation in some more important lists) in my spam settings and for it not to accept mail from non list members (unless it's a public list) - ontop of that postfix does rbl checks etc and drops most spam now before it even hits spamassassin for checking..

Its worked a treat thus far..


> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailman-users-bounces+spyropolymiadis=kromestudios.com at python.org
> [mailto:mailman-users-
> bounces+spyropolymiadis=kromestudios.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Cyndi
> Norwitz
> Sent: Monday, 10 December 2007 4:19 PM
> To: mark at msapiro.net
> Cc: cyndi at tikvah.com; mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] How to stop spam emails
>    Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2007 21:21:01 -0800
>    From: Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>
>    Cyndi Norwitz wrote:
>    >There is nothing called spam filters in privacy options.
>    In the admin interface, there should be four sub-pages under Privacy
>    options...
> Yeah, duh, somehow I missed that :)
>    Does list mail (received posts) have any SpamAssassin headers, e.g.
>    X-Spam-Status:, X-Spam-Flag:, X-Spam-Level:.
> Not taht I can see.  Here's a sample header from a spam attempted post:
> Received: from b.mx.sonic.net (b.mx.sonic.net [])
>           by listman.sonic.net (8.13.8.Beta0-Sonic/8.13.7) with ESMTP
> id
>           lB56QfhY031208
>           for &lt;immune at listman.sonic.net&gt;; Tue, 4 Dec 2007
> 22:26:41
>           -0800
> Received: from fedmail.FEDMAIL (
> [])
>           by b.mx.sonic.net (8.13.8.Beta0-Sonic/8.13.7) with ESMTP id
>           lB56Qchx002626
>           for &lt;immune at sonic.net&gt;; Tue, 4 Dec 2007 22:26:41 -0800
> Message-Id: &lt;200712050626.lB56Qchx002626 at b.mx.sonic.net&gt;
> Received: from fedmail ( []) by
>           fedmail.FEDMAIL with SMTP (Microsoft Exchange Internet Mail
>           Service Version 5.5.2653.13)
>           id YFVARF1L; Wed, 5 Dec 2007 01:10:37 -0500
> Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2007 01:10:36 -0500
> From: Prime Vendor&lt;fedmail at fedmail.prime-vendor.com&gt;
> Sender: fedmail at fedmail.prime-vendor.com
> Reply-to: fedmail at fedmail.prime-vendor.com
> Subject: Hello JAMES FELDMAN
> To: immune at sonic.net
> X-Sonic-SB-IP-RBLs: IP RBLs .
> Thanks,
> Cyndi
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