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Help with Mailman spam filter

Léa Lacroix
Hello all,

I hope that this is the right list to ask about Mailman's admin options, if
not, let me know where I should ask :)

I'm looking for someone to help me with the config of a mailing-list, to
reactivate the semi-automated spam filter.

I'm one of the admins on the Wikidata mailing-list. A while ago, to prevent
my newsletter to be considered as spam because it included too many links,
I changed something in the config of the mailing-list, I don't remember
exactly what,  but it was about not filtering spam for the admins anymore,
and sending each single spam email (or emails from non-registered users) to
the ML owners. Since then we end up with tons of emails in our mailboxes
everyday. I tried to reactivate this "pre-filter" feature, but I can't
remember where it is and how to do it right.

Does anyone have a clue about how to fix this? Thanks in advance :)
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Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
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Re: Help with Mailman spam filter

Bryan Davis
On Thu, Aug 27, 2020 at 2:45 AM Léa Lacroix <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Hello all,
>
> I hope that this is the right list to ask about Mailman's admin options, if
> not, let me know where I should ask :)
>
> I'm looking for someone to help me with the config of a mailing-list, to
> reactivate the semi-automated spam filter.
>
> I'm one of the admins on the Wikidata mailing-list. A while ago, to prevent
> my newsletter to be considered as spam because it included too many links,
> I changed something in the config of the mailing-list, I don't remember
> exactly what,  but it was about not filtering spam for the admins anymore,
> and sending each single spam email (or emails from non-registered users) to
> the ML owners. Since then we end up with tons of emails in our mailboxes
> everyday. I tried to reactivate this "pre-filter" feature, but I can't
> remember where it is and how to do it right.
>
> Does anyone have a clue about how to fix this? Thanks in advance :)

https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/listadmins may be a
better list for questions about configuring a mailman list.

Bryan
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Re: Help with Mailman spam filter

Kaartic Sivaraam
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On 27-08-2020 13:58, Léa Lacroix wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> I hope that this is the right list to ask about Mailman's admin options, if
> not, let me know where I should ask :)
>
> I'm looking for someone to help me with the config of a mailing-list, to
> reactivate the semi-automated spam filter.
>
> I'm one of the admins on the Wikidata mailing-list. A while ago, to prevent
> my newsletter to be considered as spam because it included too many links,
> I changed something in the config of the mailing-list, I don't remember
> exactly what,  but it was about not filtering spam for the admins anymore,
> and sending each single spam email (or emails from non-registered users) to
> the ML owners. Since then we end up with tons of emails in our mailboxes
> everyday. I tried to reactivate this "pre-filter" feature, but I can't
> remember where it is and how to do it right.
>
> Does anyone have a clue about how to fix this? Thanks in advance :)
>

I'm not a pro when it comes to mailman. So, I couldn't give explicit
answers. Anyways, I found the following articles which might possibly
help you:

* Mailman Administrators FAQ
  https://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/email/services/lists/admin/faq.html
  (In particular, the "List moderation and spam" section)

* Mailman: List Configuration Options
  https://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/email/services/lists/admin/config.html

* HOWTO Deal With Spam as a Mailman List Owner
  https://dltj.org/article/mailman-spam-howto/

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Re: Help with Mailman spam filter

Léa Lacroix
Thanks all for your answers and suggestions!
I got some help and found the parameter I needed to change:
*generic_nonmember_action* (privacy): Action to take for postings from
non-members for which no explicit action is defined.
Cheers,
Léa

On Thu, 27 Aug 2020 at 17:32, Kaartic Sivaraam <
[hidden email]> wrote:

> On 27-08-2020 13:58, Léa Lacroix wrote:
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I hope that this is the right list to ask about Mailman's admin options,
> if
> > not, let me know where I should ask :)
> >
> > I'm looking for someone to help me with the config of a mailing-list, to
> > reactivate the semi-automated spam filter.
> >
> > I'm one of the admins on the Wikidata mailing-list. A while ago, to
> prevent
> > my newsletter to be considered as spam because it included too many
> links,
> > I changed something in the config of the mailing-list, I don't remember
> > exactly what,  but it was about not filtering spam for the admins
> anymore,
> > and sending each single spam email (or emails from non-registered users)
> to
> > the ML owners. Since then we end up with tons of emails in our mailboxes
> > everyday. I tried to reactivate this "pre-filter" feature, but I can't
> > remember where it is and how to do it right.
> >
> > Does anyone have a clue about how to fix this? Thanks in advance :)
> >
>
> I'm not a pro when it comes to mailman. So, I couldn't give explicit
> answers. Anyways, I found the following articles which might possibly
> help you:
>
> * Mailman Administrators FAQ
>   https://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/email/services/lists/admin/faq.html
>   (In particular, the "List moderation and spam" section)
>
> * Mailman: List Configuration Options
>   https://blink.ucsd.edu/technology/email/services/lists/admin/config.html
>
> * HOWTO Deal With Spam as a Mailman List Owner
>   https://dltj.org/article/mailman-spam-howto/
>
> --
> Sivaraam
>


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Léa Lacroix
Project Manager Community Communication for Wikidata

Wikimedia Deutschland e.V.
Tempelhofer Ufer 23-24
10963 Berlin
www.wikimedia.de

Wikimedia Deutschland - Gesellschaft zur Förderung Freien Wissens e. V.

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