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Rick Moen writes:
>Judging from what Colm's been saying, he must be bedeviled by dozens of
>Mailman nagmails per day, almost all of it for junkmail (spam, etc.). I
>typically get zero such notices per day regarding the lists on my mail
Installing SA-Exim4 may be too invasive, though. :(
FWIW, what I do is:
- - we don't have an MTA-level spam filter... for various reasons. :(
so similar to the lugh situation.
- - use MailMan 2.1.x (MUCH better). I see lugh is already running
- - allow "posting only from subscriber addresses" in MailMan
- - all subscriber posts are passed through immediately.
- - the nagmails for non-subscriber posts will arrive at the moderator
list. Have SEVERAL people on this list.
- - These mails are now much better designed than they were in 2.0.x:
they contain commands which will block/unblock/permanently unblock
that sender. So here's a good script:
this goes through an MH/Maildir-style folder and will remember list
passwords, block and unblock members and postings, in a relatively more
useful interactive-cmdline interface than the crappy MM admindb
- - Finally, for the ones that get forgotten, Ronan Waide wrote a good
script which scrapes the admindb interface, runs the mails through
SpamAssassin, and deletes the "this is spam" ones. Coupled with
a bayes DB trained to recognise viruses as spam ;) this works
(I have some hack^Wadditions to this script that I really need to feed
back to waider at some stage.)
>I can confirm Colm's intuition about the effect of imposing human
>moderation. When the secureshell mailing list adopted that method for
>antispam reasons, I warned that it would destroy the list's usability
>for interaction. They did it anyway, and I was right. I've stopped
>posting there except on very rare occasions.
FWIW, making sure that members can post freely helps a lot; the members
(the day to day community) are not impeded at all.
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