[Mailman-Users] bots subscribing to lists via web forms to avoidmember-only restrictions

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Mon Jan 7 00:45:03 CET 2008

On 1/6/08, Mark Sapiro wrote:

>>  Anyone else hit by this practice much?
>  I've never seen it on lists with subscribe_policy of either Confirm or
>  Approve. I don't allow open subscribe.

I've seen spammers (or bots) get subscribed to lists and try to spam, 
then unsubscribe.  However, pretty much all the lists I run these 
days do default moderation for new subscribers, so that I can 
manually catch these sorts of things before I turn off their 
"moderation" bit.

This applies to most of the mailman-* mailing lists on python.org, as 
well as others elsewhere.

I also tend to run lists where subscription has to be approved by the 
list owner.

Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
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