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A spammer is abusing my lists by sending spam with a forged From: address
to the -Request addresses of my lists. The owner of the From: address
gets a polite message that no commands were found and a copy of the
original message, i.e. the spam. So far, I haven't been blacklisted, but
it's only a matter of time. I can /dev/null mail to the request
addresses, and I've been doing that as I engage in hand-to-hand combat
with this spammer, but that keeps legit subscribers from using Mailman as
designed and documented.

Is there a setting (or a hack) that will allow Mailman to respond to
administrative requests via mail *without* including the original message?
That will make it slightly less friendly for legitimate users who make
mistakes, but it also makes abuse of the type described a complete waste
of electrons. I know spammers don't care how much mail they send, but if
there's *no* chance of a return because the message isn't relayed, perhaps
they'll give up on this one.

Thanks! --Bob

(I apologize if this has been discussed before, but I've looked pretty
carefully before writing. I can find general discussions of backscatter,
but nothing on this specific subject. If it has been discussed, a pointer
would be helpful.)

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  • Mark Sapiro at Jul 5, 2007 at 3:09 pm

    Bob Brown wrote:
    Is there a setting (or a hack) that will allow Mailman to respond to
    administrative requests via mail *without* including the original message?

    A site option for this is on my list for Mailman 2.1.10.

    There is a related patch for moderation notices at
    <http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?funcÞtail&aidv0567&group_id3&atid00103>.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan

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