[Mailman-Users] How to change configs for ALL lists?

Ivan Van Laningham ivanlan9 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 22:22:25 CET 2010

Hi All--

On Tue, Jan 12, 2010 at 12:08 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> Elaine Ashton
>>Even if it only serves to annoying and slow down spammers, I'd use it. I noted ~2000 zeusmail.org subs overnight and it concerns me that this is just the opening salvo since this will drive lists which are already closed to subscribers only to moderate traffic even from subscribers which, for sites like ours with 400 or more lists, isn't really practical. Banning the domain and blocking the IP(s) is only a temporary fix.
> My .02 - every list to which someone can subscribe without admin
> approval should moderate new members by default. When they post, if
> their post is on topic, you can clear their mod bit while approving
> the post from the web admindb interface with one extra check in a
> checkbox.

Except that in this case, the new subscribers from zeusmail won't ever
post; they'll lurk and snarf email addresses of those who do post.
Better not to allow them to subscribe to begin with.

Ivan Van Laningham
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