[Mailman-Users] Spam to list-owner

J.A. Terranson measl at mfn.org
Sat Dec 20 06:38:59 CET 2008

On Fri, 19 Dec 2008, Lindsay Haisley wrote:


> Mailman already has a SpamDetect module which is reasonably useless, and
> discards (not rejects) spam internally.  What I'd really like is a way

Lindsay, you cannot, repeat NOT -reject- after you have accepted a 
message.  Nonononono!  Go look at the RFC if you have any doubt 

This is a horrifically BAD practice (which Barracuda and Exchange are 
renowned for) that you should avoid at any and all costs.

> I'm always doing things with my servers which others tell me I shouldn't
> do, and as long as I'm careful about security and efficiency I often end
> up with some pretty elegant and flexible solutions.  And then people who
> told me not to do these things want to know how I got things to work the
> way I did ;-)

And then shake their heads that you really did it?

Please.  Don't reject after an accept: that is de-facto spam.


J.A. Terranson

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