[Mailman-Users] excessive bounce notifications..
billc_lists at greenbuilder.com
Mon May 19 06:16:18 CEST 2008
At 7:48 AM -0700 5/18/08, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>Stefan Förster wrote:
>>* Khalil Abbas <khillo100 at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>> I recieve over 2000 messages from mailman-bounces every day with
>>> subject: Uncaught bounce notification.. and when opening any message
>>> it's nothing but another Spam Ad about pills or shoes or other
>>> stuff.. how can I stop these ADs from being sent to my Admin email?
>>> it's becoming a real pain as it takes forever to download to the
>>> inbox.. on the other hand, I don't want to disable the notification
>>> because sometimes it might be a bounce that mailman couldn't detect
>>> so I remove it manually from the list ..
>>If you do not wan't to disable those notifications in Mailman, the
>>easiest way seems to filter the messages bevor they are delivered to
>>mailman. This probably involves some configuration in your MTA - but
>>have you tried out the "Spam Filtering" options in your admin
>Mailman's spam filters only apply to mail to the list and list-owner
>addresses. They don't apply to mail to -bounces.
>The remainder of Stefan's advice is good.
If the original mail was sent to the list address
by a non-member and bounced with an autoreply,
would the spam filter have been applied? Is the
filter only applied after the message passes a
My guess is that there's message rejection going
on: the spam is coming to the list address,
bouncing out as being from non member addresses,
and bouncing back to the -bounce address. If
that's the case, stop autoreplying to non member
mail - or teach your moderators to discard rather
Spam filtering before it gets to Mailman is still probably the best choice.
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