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Re: Could you do something about spam?

From: Gary V. Vaughan
Subject: Re: Could you do something about spam?
Date: 12 Apr 2002 20:01:36 +0100

On Tue, 2002-04-02 at 08:45, Grzegorz Jakacki wrote:
> Hi,
> Why is there so much spam on address@hidden Is there anybody blocking
> spammers?

Mailman allows filtering of messages only on headers, so a lot of spam
gets through.  Since traffic on address@hidden is fairly low, the
signal to noise ratio is not good :-(

One alternative is to only allow posts from subscribers, but I don't
really want to do that or we may lose valuable input from people who
don't wish to subscribe to the list.

I have enabled an option in mailman to disallow posts where the To:
and/or Cc: fields don't specify the list address which may help
somewhat.  If things still look bad, I might be persuaded to disallow
non-subscriber posts to libtool-patches, libtool-commit and libtool (but
not bug-libtool).

> Related question: is there a way to make the sender's e-mail less visible
> to web robots in pipermail web interface? Currently the full e-mail with
> explicit '@' is displayed at the beginning of every message.

I don't know very much about pipermail.  You might be able to take it up
with the pipermail code maintainers, or the archive maintainers at  I don't know who these people are though...
> Best regards
> Grzegorz

HTH a little.

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