[Mailman-Users] Dealing with spam
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Wed May 27 09:00:53 CEST 2009
Henry Hartley writes:
> 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?
It's mostly wishful thinking. While there are "high-quality" spammers
who cull their lists of non-existent addresses, they do this offline,
not based on the results of a spew. Getting thousands or millions of
rejections would slow down their spew.
> 2) Is there some way to automatically reject or discard mail with
> implicit destination rather than holding it for moderation?
You could have a second to last rule in Privacy > Spam Filters that
*accepts* if your list name is present in a To or CC header, and a
last rule that *discards* everything (I think that a regexp that
consists of a single dot "." can be used for this purpose).
I agree there should be an easier way to do this, but I don't know
what it is.
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