[Mailman-Users] spam coming through ultra important list

Luke Daly Luke.Daly at newcastle.edu.au
Tue Apr 15 06:13:56 CEST 2008

Hi Guys

We currently run a hundred or so lists at a university our biggest one (22000 students at a university) is obviously moderated. bringing the membership up in the web interface doesnt work it just times out as it does randomly when trying to apply changes, but thats not the biggest problem. even with users moderated and action to take when a moderated user is set to reject and action to take when a non member posts is set to reject we got some spam t go through. allowing 22000 students to decide if they wanted to make friends with some russian teenager or something. obviously this is a pretty grave situation. we couldnt get into the web interface so we turned emergency moderation on at the box. is this a known issue or does anyone suspect what it may be/ is it because the list is so large? or that we have so many lists? or is the box under resourced? I have no idea what is happening here. any help would be appreciated.

Luke Daly
Systems Officer
IT Infrastructure
Newcastle University
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