[Mailman-Users] excessive bounce notifications..
mark at msapiro.net
Mon May 19 16:22:16 CEST 2008
Bill Christensen wrote:
>At 7:48 AM -0700 5/18/08, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>>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
For mail sent to the list posting address or the list-owner address,
Mailman's header_filter_rules are applied before anything else.
Mailman's bounce_matching_headers (a misnomer because it's actually a
hold, not a bounce) are applied later to list posts (after member
tests) and not at all to list-owner mail.
>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
Those are good suggestions, but in the case of the OP, the issue is
much simpler than that. Spam is sent directly to the list-bounces
>Spam filtering before it gets to Mailman is still probably the best choice.
Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
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