[Mailman-Users] list-owner getting spammed

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Wed Sep 30 20:08:55 CEST 2015

On 9/30/2015 1:25 PM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> Dennis Putnam writes:
>  > Thanks for the reply. I am using fetchmail to retrieve each
>  > mailbox. I am familiar with spamassassin but I don't think I can
>  > integrate that with fetchmail. I'm not sure what I could use.
> Hi, Dennis -- I use fetchmail (for personal mail), but fetchmail
> normally delivers to a local MDA/LDA/MTA.  Specifically, it can
> deliver using an SMTP protocol, or it can deliver over a pipe using
> the --mda option.  So I invoke "fetchmail --mda maildrop" (maildrop is
> an MDA developed by the Courier MTA/IMAP project, I think).  I don't
> currently use maildrop's filtering capabilities, but I would suppose
> that to access Spamassassin I would use the "xfilter" capability of
> Maildrop.  I've also used procmail, but the fetchmail docs recommend
> maildrop, so you might want to use that program.
> You might also find that maildrop's built-in filtering is sufficient
> to your purposes.  The advantage of SpamAssassin is that
> "crowd-sources" information about past spam -- if you were lucky, you
> update the SA rule set and automatically get protection from the most
> recent spam.
> Steve
Hi Steve,

Thanks, I'll look into it.

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