[Mailman3-dev] anti-spam related features

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Mar 15 17:28:19 EST 2004

On Mon, 2004-03-15 at 14:05, Erez Zadok wrote:

> - a one button to accept/reject/discard ALL pending messages.


> - a way to automatically purge pending messages that haven't been accepted,
>   rejected, or discarded after N days of waiting.  That way I don't have
>   bother logging in and cleaning them up every day.


> - another posting mode that uses an authentication challenge-response
>   mechanism such as the confirmation process that's used during the
>   subscription.  Most spammers use bogus addresses and never check them,
>   which is why I personally find challenge-response personal anti-spam
>   systems like ASK and TMDA very effective.  Using a challenge-response, I
>   can essentially allow valid posters who are not subscribers to
>   authenticate their pending posting and let it get posted to the list on
>   their own; this saves me (the list owner) time.

+1.  I like the way Gmane does it.

> - integration with Spamassassin and friends, so I can set a rule that says
>   "discard every message with a score > 5.0".

I'd also like to see some integration efforts with Spambayes.  Getting a
generic interface and U/I for this stuff is going to be tricky.

> - I want a way to reject and/or moderate all non-plaintext email (html,
>   foreign languages, mime encoded, etc.) b/c that's far more likely to be
>   spam.  And a bounce message to go with that to tell the person why their
>   message got rejected.
> - a way for valid subscribers to add aliases to their subscription.  



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