[Mailman-Users] How to track down someone mislabeling msgs as abuse?

Richard Johnson raj at mischievous.us
Tue Jun 26 21:06:43 EDT 2018

Thanks!  I have now upgraded to 2.1.27 and inserted this config.  My test worked and I see how to decode it.  Hopefully, I'm well placed when I see some of this "abuse" nonsense again.  :)


> On Jun 25, 2018, at 10:19 PM, Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
> On 6/25/18 11:39 AM, Richard Johnson wrote:
>> I have a mailing list which has 51 members, all friends of mine.  We use it to communicate on things related to our history club.  About 1-2 times a month, I receive an automated message from AOL's abuse list, saying that someone has marked one of the messages as "abuse".  Unfortunately, there's no way to track down who this could be, since there are about 5 addresses on the list which are AOL addresses.  
> Sorry about the prior fumbled send :(
> In my experience, AOL's redaction is not always complete, particularly
> if the message is VERPed, but in any case, beginning with Mailman 2.1.24
> we have
>>    - There is a new RCPT_BASE64_HEADER_NAME setting.  If this is set to a
>>      non-empty string, that string is the name of a header that will be added
>>      to personalized and VERPed deliveries with value equal to the base64
>>      encoding of the recipient's email address.  This is intended to enable
>>      identification of the recipient otherwise redacted from "spam report"
>>      feedback loop messages.
> E.g., set
> in mm_cfg.py and the VERPed or personalized message will have a
> X-My-Recip: header with the base64 encoded recip. The name of the header
> is a setting to prevent AOL from knowing what it is and redacting it too.
> -- 
> 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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