[Mailman-Users] Easy question for this crowd
heller at deepsoft.com
Thu May 30 19:03:19 EDT 2019
At Thu, 30 May 2019 11:57:44 -0400 Chip Davis <chip at aresti.com> wrote:
> I've supported a dozen Mailman listservers for over a dozen years.
> This doesn't represent much real effort most of the time. I've had to
> block specific users often and specific domains rarely, but this is
> the first time I've had to block an entire TLD.
> Recently I've been gifted with an inordinate amount of UCE from many
> different domains under the '.icu' TLD.
> Since Python RE's are _almost_ the same as the UNIX RE's I used many
> years ago, if I put
> in discard_these_nonmembers, will it block all domains in that TLD?
> And not block anyone else?
I've done this, and then I took things a step further:
What *I* have done (because I can), is configure rejection of both domains AND
cidrs at the Postfix level, putting REJECT's in both /etc/postfix/access and
/etc/postfix/cidr.clients. (I use *REJECT* for a reason: I figure if these
idiots are going to make trouble for me, I'll make trouble for them -- eg now
they will will get reject messages. Also when the addresses are from legit
mail servers, the admins there will get a wake up call and presumably do
something -- I have discovered that there is really little point in sending
anything to the [so-called] 'abuse' addresses.)
I've also configured mimedefang and spamassassin to *reject* spam at the
Postfix as well. Very little gets though now.
> -Chip Davis-
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