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Hi,

I've just started to help administer a mailing list which is receiving
spam to its owner address.

On my system in the Mailman aliases file, I see entries like this:

foo-owner: "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner foo"

This of course means that owner Email has to pass through Mailman in order
to be delivered.

So what I want to know is, are anti-spam filters applied to such mail?

I don't have admin access to the machine that runs the list, though I know
people who do. But the spam seems to be being addressed from the same
sorts of domains, so if I can see something that can be used as a spam
filter, I'd like to know if I can just add it to the list spam filters or
if I need to go bug the admin of the system to get it filtered up-stream.

Geoff.

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  • Mark Sapiro at Aug 26, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Geoff Shang wrote:
    On my system in the Mailman aliases file, I see entries like this:

    foo-owner: "|/var/lib/mailman/mail/mailman owner foo"

    This of course means that owner Email has to pass through Mailman in order
    to be delivered.

    So what I want to know is, are anti-spam filters applied to such mail?

    Yes. Owner mail is processed through the OWNER_PIPELINE list of
    handlers which does not include things like moderation, member checks,
    misc holds, content filtering, etc. but does include SpamDetect so
    Privacy options... -> Spam filters -> header_filter_rules are applied.

    Note that bounce_matching_headers is not applied to -owner mail as it
    is processed by the Hold handler which is not in OWNER_PIPELINE.

    --
    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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