[ZWeb] Filtering spam from the zope lists

Matthew Burleigh mattb@digicool.com
Tue, 09 Jan 2001 11:37:09 -0500

 Spam fighting is on our radars for internal mailing lists and Zope
mailing lists. We have got to some infrastructure issues finished first. 

Ken Manheimer wrote:
> On Tue, 9 Jan 2001, Andrew Sawyers wrote:
> > I think it's one alternative; the other being someway to refuse accepting
> > mail from known relay/spam sites.  I don't know the workings of our list
> > system, but it shouldn't be tough to do this, either in the mailhandler
> > (i.e. postfix) or the listmanager (MailMan).  I know when I would admin
> > sites using sendmail, I could setup a hash table of sites I would refuse
> > mail from.  This is not the greatest solution, but one which works if the
> > relay site or spammer utilizes a host or domain often enough.  It just seems
> I think it's a great idea to look at using blacklist filtering - support
> the fight against spam!  And all mailman versions make it easy to identify
> "suspicious" headers, for messages to be held for approval.  I'm all
> for both of these avenues.  I'd also be interested to see the amount of
> impedence we'd hit using the restricting-to-members constraint, but
> suspect it'd require too much admin intervention for even moderate-traffic
> lists.
> Ken

Matt Burleigh
Systems Administrator, Digital Creations - publishers of Zope.