[Beowulf] RFC: Restrict posting to subscribers only ?

Jonathan Aquilina eagles051387 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 24 03:39:59 PDT 2012


Correct me if im wrong Arend doesnt mailman already have a black list
mechanism in a way?

On Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Gregory Matthews <
greg.matthews at diamond.ac.uk> wrote:

> this is not a good idea - your list can become a spam mirror and
> replying to spammers is bad in lots of ways. Get a good spam filter,
> MailScanner + SpamAssassin + selected blacklists + selected
> sendmail/postfix plugins.
>
> GREG
>
> On 24/08/12 02:06, Christopher Samuel wrote:
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> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'd like to solicit opinions from list members on changing the policy
> > of the list on messages from non-subscribers from the current default
> > of holding them for moderation to the position of rejecting them (with
> > an explanatory message).
> >
> > The reason is that currently us new list admins get many dozens of
> > spams a day being held for moderation and it would be very hard to
> > spot a legitimate message (from either a new subscriber or from a new
> > member who is having messages held for moderation) amongst them.
> >
> > It seems fairer to me for legitimate non-members to get an email
> > saying that their post has been rejected because they're not a member,
> > but pointing them to the web page to subscribe, rather than just a
> > message saying it's been held for moderation and then nothing (if it
> > gets missed).
> >
> > It's also fairer to new members who are under moderation (as spammers
> > do sign up to lists too) as their messages won't get missed in the
> > general flood of non-member spam.
> >
> > This is how all the other Mailman lists I run are configured and it's
> > not caused issues or complaints there.
> >
> > Thoughts please!
> >
> > cheers,
> > Chris
> > - --
> >   Christopher Samuel        Senior Systems Administrator
> >   VLSCI - Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative
> >   Email: samuel at unimelb.edu.au Phone: +61 (0)3 903 55545
> >   http://www.vlsci.org.au/      http://twitter.com/vlsci
> >
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