[Mailman-Users] Spam Subscriptions

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Fri Feb 23 10:07:59 EST 2018

I have a mailman installation with over 300 lists. It is cPanel, but 
I am the administrator so have access to command line etc.

I have just two lists that receive a bunch of spam subscribes each 
day -- hundreds of them, in fact. For some reason -- which is good, 
they are held, so don't go through, not quite sure why.  Two 
questions -- first is there a file I can erase for each list that 
will get rid of all the held subscriptions, without breaking anything 
else.  I tried once, and my installation broke -- don't know if it is 
related, but don't want to try again unless I do it right.

Secondly, there is some commonality in the subscribe addresses, are 
there strings I can use to discard the subscribes so I never have to see them.

Below are examples, there is a common word, or a common word, a 
period ., and another common word, then a plus sign + then a 4 5 or 6 
character word, all alpha, and @gmail.com
Here are examples:


If I could knock these out, it would be helpful.  This has happened 
several times previously, but has always stopped after a few weeks. 
This time it has been a couple months.

Finally, I know it is probably too late in the Mailman2 cycle to get 
a new feature, but in the web UI, it would be nice if you could 
delete all deferred subscriptions.  You can do so with deferred 
messages, that are held, but not subscriptions.



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