[Mailman-Users] Spam to list-owner

Lindsay Haisley fmouse-mailman at fmp.com
Sat Dec 20 07:03:52 CET 2008

On Fri, 2008-12-19 at 23:38 -0600, J.A. Terranson wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Dec 2008, Lindsay Haisley wrote:
> <SNIP>
> > 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 
> whatsoever.

Why not?  Mailman does it.  There are many settings in Mailman which
provide the option to silently _discard_ emails such as postings from
non-members of a list.

But I'm being perverse ;-)  I've read the RFCs and understand what
you're saying here.  Basically, in the system I'm using, the _only_ mail
that gets dropped altogether is list requests which are assigned a SA
level over 5.  Everything else for users and lists is quarantined or
segregated, or rejected at the front door.

> > 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.

Well if it's any consolation to you, I don't ever explicitly send a
rejection back to the envelope sender :-)

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