[Mailman-Users] Sender Filters

Con Wieland cwieland at uci.edu
Wed Jan 4 21:32:04 CET 2012

On Jan 4, 2012, at 9:37 AM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Con Wieland wrote:
>> I have a list set with the "List of non-member addresses whose postings will be immediately held for moderation" set up using regular expressions. 
>> ^.*@.*\.uc.*\.edu$
>> ^.*@uc.*\.edu$
>> ^.*@.*\.berkeley\.edu$
>> ^.*@berkeley\.edu$
>> ^.*@.*\.lbl\.gov$
>> ^.*@lbl\.gov$
>> ^.*@.*\.llnl\.gov$
>> ^.*@llnl\.gov$
>> The other day the following message got thru:
> [...]
>>> From: Badoo <noreply at badoo.com>
>>> To: "uccsc at uci.edu" <uccsc at uci.edu>
>>> Sender: "uccsc-bounces at uci.edu" <uccsc-bounces at uci.edu>
> [...]
>>> Reply-To: "indyguide at gmail.com" <indyguide at gmail.com>
> [...]
>> and:
>> "Action to take for postings from non-members for which no explicit action is defined." is set to discard.
>> The logs don't seem to help. Any ideas? 
> Is indyguide at gmail.com a list member?

Yes that address is subscribed.

> If this is a default Mailman installation in this respect, a post is
> considered to be from a member if any of the From:, Sender: or
> Reply-To: headers contains a member address or the envelope sender is
> a member.

so that explains that.  I've been running Mailman for a long time and continue to learn. Thanks for the explanation.

> The above doesn't show the envelope sender (aka Unix From)
> address and the Sender: has been munged by the list. You can see the
> original values of these by looking at the message in the
> archives/private/uccsc.mbox/uccsc.mbox file.

I should have mentioned that. The envelope sender was the same (noreply at badoo.com). That was my first guess actually.

> -- 
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

Con Wieland
University of California at Irvine
Office of Information Technology
Network and Support Programming

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