[GRASS-dev] spam filter for web list?

Hamish hamish_b at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 18 21:51:50 EDT 2008

> Hamish wrote:
> > is it possible to turn on a spam filter for the grass-web mailing
> > list? The recent archives seem to contain more noise than signal.

Frank wrote:
> I don't know how these spams are getting to the list.  They appear to
> be from spammers who are not subscribed so they should be held for
> approval.

I just tested sending a message and got:

"Your mail to 'grass-web' with the subject
    test message from unsubscribed address
Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.
The reason it is being held:
    Post by non-member to a members-only list
Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive
notification of the moderator's decision.  If you would like to cancel
this posting, please visit the following URL:   ..."


> Perhaps someone mistakenly approved a big batch?

I don't think so, they keep coming, even new ones in the last 2 days.
> I would suggest that lists be set to automatically reject email from
> unsubscribed senders so these things don't even end up in the "held for
> approval" queue.

AFAIK Markus is the one shouldering the approval work here, so I would
leave the decision up to him.

> Incidentally, today (at Markus' request) ShawnB has implemented
> greylisting on all email through "osgeo1" including all
> lists.osgeo.org address.  So much of the spam may be stopped by that,
> as well as some amount of email from legitimately subscribed folks
> whose email system is poorly configured.

What does "poorly configured" email system mean?
(e.g. I often spoof my own from address so I can post using a local SMTP
server not yahoo's [university firewall issues, local client,
fetchyahoo.pl cron job -> local mbox, ...])


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