[Mailman-Users] Easy question for this crowd

Chip Davis chip at aresti.com
Fri May 31 00:20:54 EDT 2019

Well, it was worth a try. :-/

About 12 hours after I put that RE in place, I got another one from a 
different domain in '.icu'.  It was held for moderation, not 
automatically discarded.

I have:
   8 email addresses in accept_these_nonmembers
   0 email addresses in hold_these_nonmembers
   0 email addresses in reject_these_nonmembers
   ^@.*\.icu$ in discard_these_nonmembers
   'Hold' for generic_nonmember_action
   'Yes' for forward_auto_discards
but it seemed to make no difference; the UCE was still held for 

I'm going to try putting "from: .*@.*\.icu" in header_filter_rules and 
see if that makes any difference.

Any other ideas?


On 5/30/2019 7:03 PM, Robert Heller wrote:
> 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
>> ^@.*\.icu$
>> in discard_these_nonmembers, will it block all domains in that TLD?
> Yes.
>> And not block anyone else?
> Yes.
> 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.
>> Thanks,
>> -Chip Davis-
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