[Mailman-Users] Dealing with spam

Grant Taylor gtaylor at riverviewtech.net
Wed May 27 03:37:33 CEST 2009

On 5/26/2009 8:57 AM, Henry Hartley wrote:
> 1) What is the best practice approach to dealing with these messages? I 
> have simply been discarding them. If I reject them, will that send a 
> response back that might make an automated sender drop my list address 
> from their list as a non-working address? Or is that wishful thinking?

These issues are mostly larger than Mailman and more SMTP related than 
any thing else.  As such, traditional SMTP anti-spam solutions are 
probably the best fix here.

The first things that come to mind are

  - SPF
  - Domain Keys
  - Something like Sendmail's "protected recipients" or comparable.

> 2) Is there some way to automatically reject or discard mail with 
> implicit destination rather than holding it for moderation? The users of 
> this particular list do not (ever) intentionally use an implicit 
> destination so I wouldn't mind just automating that. There doesn't seem 
> to be a setting on the Recipient Filters page of Privacy options.

I don't think that Mailman currently does this, but I'm betting that 
others can come up with a way to make it do it.

Grant. . . .

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