[Mailman-Users] Auto-discard emails
Stephen J. Turnbull
turnbull.stephen.fw at u.tsukuba.ac.jp
Wed May 1 12:11:46 EDT 2019
Steven D'Aprano writes:
Mark's already answered, but I had a couple of minor points to add.
> I run an announcement-only mailing list which has become the target of a
> lot of spam, so I've set unsubscribed emails to be immediately
> discarded. 99% of the discarded emails are spam, but unfortunately there
> is a very small number of ham emails that get sent to the list by
> non-members, which I need to be made aware of so I can contact them
I assume that the auto-discard policy is mentioned in the list
information, but if not, you should consider adding it.
> So I have turned on the option for discard messages to go to the
> list-admin (me), and I get sent the "Auto-discard notification" messages
> which includes enough information for me to tell at a glance whether I
> need to contect the sender. Great!
Yup. I believe there's an option for those to be batched once a day.
The only thing I could imagine that might be better would be to
integrate this with DMARC reporting, but Mailman 2 doesn't provide a
querying facility, so that's quite hard to do. Mailman 3 does allow
querying through the REST API, so it should be fairly
straightforward. Note to self: Maybe an idea for next year's GSoC.
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