[Mailman-Users] Problems Erasing Subscribe Spam

Rüdiger Wolf ruediger at stura.uni-heidelberg.de
Fri Jun 1 11:26:16 EDT 2018

Oh my, sorry. Got posted a bit late...

I've had success in deleting all of the subscription spam, but currently 
I struggle fighting some bounces from all of these failed addresses. 
I'll come back to you; meanwhile I'd be glad to get hints :)

All the best, Ruediger

Am 31.05.2018 um 16:46 schrieb Rüdiger Wolf:
> We're currently dealing with some Subscribe Spam. Dealing with it, I 
> encountered a problem I need help with:
> I used Mark's scrip list_pending 
> (https://www.msapiro.net/scripts/list_pending) to find out how many 
> Subscriptions we got and which adresses were used. I iterated over all 
> lists I got from list_lists --bare and took just the ones with "type: 
> S". Turns out we got 66608 subscriptions from 66560 different 
> adresses. Luckily, they all match the regex \w*\+\w*@gmail\.com, so I 
> tried to wipe the mess whith another script of Mark, erase 
> (https://www.msapiro.net/scripts/erase).
> It works nicely for a bunch of lists, but I don't get why it doesn't 
> work with all of them. Looking more closely I found in 
> /var/lib/mailman/lists/<listname> the pending.pck file the script is 
> operating on.
> Does someone have an idea why it might not work for all lists?
> Regards, Ruediger
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