[Python-ideas] Idea: Google Groups web interface for Ideas
barry at python.org
Wed Jan 4 16:18:12 CET 2012
On Jan 04, 2012, at 11:48 AM, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>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
Right. If the front-end added some header containing a pattern that could be
parsed for spamminess, it would be nearly trivial to write a handler that
could make that determination and hold/discard/reject such a message. Skip
(IIRC) and I once had a moderately-well working spambayes plugin for Mailman.
>I don't know if Python lists ever have that kind of problem, though.
I don't think we have much of a spam problem on the lists these days. It used
to be python-list got most of its spam through the Usenet gateway. Probably
in another year or so all of the terms "Usenet", "spam", and "email" will
produce a reaction in our young intarweb users much like the terms "vinyl
records" and "land-line" do today. There's no problem that doesn't disappear
if you ignore it long enough <wink>.
> > 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.
Like all open source, contributions are welcome. :)
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