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Closed list? (was Re: A new game)
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- From: william@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Will Yardley)
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- Subject: Closed list? (was Re: A new game)
- Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 12:43:38 -0700
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- Organization: New Dream Network
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Bart Schaefer wrote:
> On Jun 29, 12:04pm, Will Yardley wrote:
> > is there still widespread opposition to closing this list to non-members
> I don't think that's the solution, at least for viruses. The virus
> that started this particular thread mails itself to address book
> entries while using other address book entries to forge the From:
> header. That makes it reasonably likely that either the sender is a
> subscriber, or would appear to be one unless the SMTP envelope were
> examined by the list software.
> The list is run with ezmlm, which implies qmail; it ought to be
> possible to plug in some kind of a virus filter with qmail-scanner.
yes, but if the From address is forged, isn't there a good chance that
the person whose address is in the From: header isn't a subscriber?
anyway piping the list through demime might help a bit, although a lot
of viruses would still get through that. i am not worried about being
infected, but it is a waste of time and bandwidth for all parties
also, closing the list (or better, requiring confirmation for posts from
non-list members) would still cut out most / all of the spam that gets
sent to this list.
i haven't personally used TMDA, and it looks like it's a bit of a pain
to setup, but it would be good for this sort of thing (and i'd imagine
it can be configured to work with qmail / EZMLM).
just my $0.02
input: william < @ hq . newdream . net . >
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