[Mailman-Users] Backscatter spam via the "-request" address
matt at nipltd.com
Fri Feb 27 09:58:26 CET 2009
On Wed, 2009-02-25 at 15:01 -0800, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Brad Knowles wrote:
> >Matt Hoskins wrote:
> >> 1) Be able to configure the "-request" auto responder to not reply if
> >> there were no valid commands included in the message (the spammers
> >> aren't spamming with valid commands at the moment)
> >That sounds like a really good idea.
> >> 2) Be able to configure the "-request" auto responder to not reply to
> >> non-members
> >Not so sure about this one, but it might also be an idea to consider.
> Speaking as a developer, we are aware of the spam
> reflection/backscatter issues with Mailman, and we want to address
> them. Steps will be taken in Mailman 2.2 to at least reduce this
> Thanks for your ideas, and as Brad suggests, if you want to follow up
> on mailman-developers at python.org or submit further suggestions, we'd
> be happy to get them.
Thanks for the reply - reassuring to know 2.2 is going to improve the
situation :). If any further ideas spring to mind I'll be sure to post
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