[Mailman-Users] Filtering of unwanted Spam-Emails
heller at deepsoft.com
Thu Oct 5 13:47:48 EDT 2017
Most often these spammers are sending from Internet Cafes or from infected
home PCs. This generally means that the originating IP *does not have a
reverse DNS entry*. This means that the inbound MTA (or some inbound MTA) is
going to add a Received: header with 'unknown' as the host it is receiving
Putting in a spam filter like this:
Received: from.*(unknown \[\d+\.\d+\.\d+\.\d+\])
with Hold action will catch these.
(note: *some* E-Mail clients will also do this, so sometimes you will get a
legit post from an 'unknown' SMTP server. Using "hold" allows you to pass
Also: If you can install something like Spamassassin+Mimedefang and setting
it to include spam scores, you can also have a spam filter for that.
Also you can look at the full headers and look at the Received: headers.
Sometimes the anon. IP address do have a reverse DNS entry (eg something like
nnn-nnn-nnn-nnn-dsl-home-network.telecom.ru or some such nonsense -- something
other than a more typical outboundmail.someprovider.com). In which
case you can craft a spam filter for those as well.
At Thu, 5 Oct 2017 11:24:18 +0200 "Sebastian Jung" <Jung.Jena at gmx.de> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I administrate a Mailinglist where by default only members of the list are
> allowed to post messages. Lately we have Spam-Emails where the creator
> uses a "From"-Adress in the form of:
> regularListMember at somedomain.com <someSpamAddress at dubiosDomain.TLD>
> Mailman does not block those Emails since the known and allowed
> Email-adress appears with in the From-Field although it is just part of
> the name tag.
> Do you know, if there is some option to deal with the problem or to set a
> regular-expression to filter out such unwanted mails?
> Thanks in advance
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