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A couple days ago I saw a post on the dev list about backscatter spam and
also found a thread about someone's attempt at changing the -owner address,
that didn't appear to be successful. That and the further problem newly
created address for the mailman-owner getting 200 spam a day tells me I need
to do something about this mess.

I would like to replace all mailto: links to a
http://mailhide.recaptcha.netURL. I changed the listinfo page on a
test list, but changing it throughout
a list's pages isn't as trivial. It appears that part of the footer code is
def GetMailmanFooter in Mailman/HTMLFormatter.py.

I have very little experience hacking python and could really use some help
getting this to work. Besides I think this could be useful for lots of
others who are sick of the deluge of spam. Any suggestions?


Thanks,
Chuck

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  • Charles Marcus at Mar 10, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    On 3/10/2008, Chuck Peters (cp at ccil.org) wrote:
    A couple days ago I saw a post on the dev list about backscatter spam
    and also found a thread about someone's attempt at changing the
    -owner address, that didn't appear to be successful. That and the
    further problem newly created address for the mailman-owner getting
    200 spam a day tells me I need to do something about this mess.
    Use some kind of anti-spam on your MTA to deal with this problem... it
    is very sub-optimal to try to deal with it at the mailman level.

    --

    Best regards,

    Charles
  • Kenneth Porter at Mar 10, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    --On Monday, March 10, 2008 9:23 AM -0400 Chuck Peters wrote:

    A couple days ago I saw a post on the dev list about backscatter spam and
    also found a thread about someone's attempt at changing the -owner
    address, that didn't appear to be successful. That and the further
    problem newly created address for the mailman-owner getting 200 spam a
    day tells me I need to do something about this mess.
    A wiki page was started with info on how to control backscatter. Feel free
    to add to it.

    <http://wiki.list.org/display/SEC/Controlling+spam>
    I would like to replace all mailto: links to a
    http://mailhide.recaptcha.netURL. I changed the listinfo page on a
    test list, but changing it throughout
    a list's pages isn't as trivial. It appears that part of the footer code
    is def GetMailmanFooter in Mailman/HTMLFormatter.py.
    I hadn't thought of mailto's in the web pages. As more info on this is
    developed, please add to the wiki. Thanks.
  • Mark Sapiro at Mar 15, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Chuck Peters wrote:
    I would like to replace all mailto: links to a
    http://mailhide.recaptcha.netURL. I changed the listinfo page on a
    test list, but changing it throughout
    a list's pages isn't as trivial. It appears that part of the footer code is
    def GetMailmanFooter in Mailman/HTMLFormatter.py.

    I have very little experience hacking python and could really use some help
    getting this to work. Besides I think this could be useful for lots of
    others who are sick of the deluge of spam. Any suggestions?
    An edited 'grep' output showing the modules that put mailto links on
    Mailman's web pages is

    Archiver/HyperArch.py: # Point the mailto url back to
    the list
    Archiver/HyperArch.py: URL = 'mailto:' + text
    Cgi/admin.py: Link('mailto:%s' % mailman_owner, mailman_owner),
    Cgi/listinfo.py: Link('mailto:' + siteowner, siteowner),
    HTMLFormatter.py: owner_link = Link('mailto:' +
    self.GetOwnerEmail(), ownertext).Format()
    HTMLFormatter.py: mailto = Link('mailto:' +
    self.GetOwnerEmail(),
    HTMLFormatter.py: %(link)s option below. Contact %(mailto)s
    if you have any


    There are also mailto links in the HTML templates article.html and
    listinfo.html.

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

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