I've also got an article that will be going up soon on the LOPSA.org
website that explains, in great detail, what we're doing on
python.org and where I think we should be going. If anyone is
interested, I'll post the URL here when it's up.
I'm also considering adding these capabilities (which may or may not be
implicit in the above description) to combat spam:
* Don't allow email from non-subscribers
* Moderate email from new subscribers some period of time (probably a day
to a week)
Does mail.python.org do either or these things and/or is this generally a
You mean, do we do these things at the MTA level? No. The MTA has
no clue as to who is a subscriber and who is not. These things could
potentially be done at the Mailman level, however. Unfortunately,
while you can configure Mailman to moderate (or reject) all posts
from non-subscribers, I don't know of any way to configure it to do
something like what you suggest based on the time of day.
Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), reply of the Pennsylvania
Assembly to the Governor, November 11, 1755
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