[Mailman-Users] Subscription flood

Bill Christensen billc_lists at greenbuilder.com
Fri May 9 19:46:42 CEST 2014

On 5/8/14 12:02 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On 05/08/2014 09:31 AM, Bill Christensen wrote:
>> 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.
> It would require significant code changes.
>> 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)
> There are mitigations which may help in Mailman 2.1.16. See
> <https://bugs.launchpad.net/mailman/+bug/1082746>.
Ok, great.

I temporarily removed the signup form from the listinfo page in hopes of 
stemming the tide, and replaced it with a request to use the site's 
contact form so that we can manually add interested subscribers.  I 
purposely don't have a subscribe email address set up for this list.  
But somehow they're still coming in - another 1300+ since yesterday.

What other holes can I plug?


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