[Mailman-Users] Global blacklist recipient address?

Kevin Bowen kevin.t.bowen at gmail.com
Mon Jun 18 17:05:43 EDT 2018

That sounds like what I need, but I don't see GLOBAL_BAN_LIST in mm_cfg.py.
After doing some googling, it looks like that feature wasn't added until
version 2.1.21, is that correct? I'm on 2.1.9, and upgrading won't be
possible any time soon. Any other options for accomplishing the same thing?
Maybe a scriptable way I could individually ban it from each list?

Kevin Bowen
kevin.t.bowen at gmail.com <kevin at ucsd.edu>

On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 1:41 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:

> On 06/18/2018 11:44 AM, Kevin Bowen wrote:
> > What is the best way to block a particular recipient address site-wide? I
> > see there's a KNOWN_SPAMMERS variable, but I'm not sure if that's what I
> > need since I want to block any mail from getting sent TO this address,
> not
> > from it. Someone is being maliciously subscribed to multiple mailing
> lists
> > and getting spammed with subscription requests.
> If you have access to Mailman's configuration in Mailman/mm_cfg.py, you
> can add the address or a regexp matching the address to the
> GLOBAL_BAN_LIST to prevent new subscriptions.
> You can use a script such as the one at
> <https://www.msapiro.net/scripts/erase> to completely remove an address
> or addresses matching a regexp from the Mailman installation.
> Adding the address to the GLOBAL_BAN_LIST will block any attempts to
> subscribe it to any list. Most of these subscribe attacks (all that I've
> seen) are web subscribes so the person doing the subscribe gets a web
> response denying it an no email is sent. This will not stop the response
> email to an attempted email subscribe, but you probably aren't seeing
> those.
> There is no convenient way in Mailman to block all outgoing mail to a
> given address.
> --
> Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan
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