[Python-ideas] Idea: Google Groups web interface for Ideas
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Jan 4 03:48:03 CET 2012
Barry Warsaw writes:
> On Dec 28, 2011, at 02:11 AM, anatoly techtonik wrote:
> >Does Mailman support confirmation for messages with high SPAM ratio?
> Not out of the box, no.
But it would be trivial to implement efficiently, I think, even in
MM2, as long as there is a front-end (eg, spamassassin) that does the
> First, spam detection is not Mailman's mission.
A big +1 to that, but I've had problems on the XEmacs lists with
marginally spammy stuff. (Eg, one frequent contributor had a
French-castle-guard+some-even-more-awful-Aussie-slang version of
spook.el hooked up to Gnus, and he regularly ended up snagged by the
"male potency enhancers" filter. But actual spam outnumbered his
posts about 99 to 1. :^)
So you might want to let some spammy stuff through *to* Mailman, yet
still have Mailman hold the spammy-ER stuff among that.
I don't know if Python lists ever have that kind of problem, though.
> There could be some integration points with Mailman here, but it's
> not clear they are worth it,
For mailman-developers, I think it's preferable to teach people to
fish (here, write and install simple Handlers), and provide a contrib
page on the wiki for posting them.
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