[Mailman-Users] Subscription flood
billc_lists at greenbuilder.com
Thu May 8 18:31:14 CEST 2014
I've got a problem with one of my lists where it's being flooded with
spurious subscription requests.
The list was set to require subscription confirmation; the innocent
victims whose addresses were used for the subscription requests started
complaining, as they'd get anywhere from 2 to 400 (!) confirmation
requests in a day from a list they'd never even heard of.
About 12 hrs ago I switched it to require Admin approval. 500+
subscription requests - mostly in batches of 5-10 from the same address
- have come through since then.
I attempted requiring both confirmation and admin approval, but the
order of operations is that the admin isn't asked to approve until a
confirmation comes through. That's no help to the victims receiving the
Question 1: Is it possible to reverse the order of approval and
confirmation when requiring both? The admin then can reject all those
with duplicates, only allowing the (presumably real) single subscription
requests to send out a confirmation request.
If so, how would that be done?
Question 2: Any other suggestions on how to handle this?
Currently running mailman 2.1.13_0 (Next stop is to MacPorts list to see
if the maintainer will update the port to the latest version)
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