OT - Mailing List Admin question

Hans-Martin Mosner hmm at heeg.de
Sun Nov 11 08:51:18 UTC 2007

Brad Fuller schrieb:
> Thanks Ken, I think it reasonably acceptable to set this filter to
> "reject". If a legitimate poster emails the list who is a non-member,
> and the email bounces back to him, then hopefully they'll realize that
> they need to join.
The problem with the "reject" policy is that without strong spam
blocking *before* spam gets into Mailman you would generate backscatter
(i.e. unrelated people whose addresses are used as the fake spam sender
address get unsolicited mail from the mailing list system).


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