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Re: How to deal with mailing list hit by spammers

From: Jan Owoc
Subject: Re: How to deal with mailing list hit by spammers
Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 11:04:49 -0600

On Tue, May 26, 2020 at 9:53 AM Gerardo Ballabio
<address@hidden> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm the administrator of a project hosted on Savannah (galois). As
> such I'm also administrator of its mailing list (galois-list).
> Recently the list seems to have become a target for spammers.

I'm the admin of www-pl-trans. The list has always had a couple of
spam emails a day, but a couple of weeks ago the amount has increased
about 10x.

> However, being a list administrator, for every single spam message
> posted to the list, I receive a notification message like this on my
> personal email address:

This is an option in mailman. I've elected to receive only one email
per day with a list of the 20-ish pending moderation requests. I think
the option you are looking for is "admin_immed_notify".

You want to set it to "No", so you only get a daily "digest" email of
all the pending requests.

> Is there a way to stop that "indirect spam"?

I'm a user, just like you. If any administrator is reading this, are
we able to auto-discard if messages have a high enough spam score?
There is already a spam score assigned to these messages in the


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