Bug#407530: [Pkg-mailman-hackers] Bug#407530: Self-Approve mails if membery-only setting is just for spam protection

Thijs Kinkhorst thijs at debian.org
Mon Jan 22 13:20:28 CET 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-19 at 10:18 +0000, Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > Thank you for your suggestion. Spam bots register and post on my web
> > forum which has email verification of registrations. So do you really
> > think this would help?
> If they can do that, they also could confirm the subscription
> confirmation and then spam the list. But currently, only web spam bots
> do that, not e-mail spam bots, do they? 

Since Mailman is a high-profile mailinglist server, I think that the
simple need to click such a link would be implemented quite quickly. If
implemented upstream, this feature would reach Debian stable about 1,5
years from now the earliest, and there's a good chance that bots have
caught up by then.

I do not think that the implementation effort offsets the benefits.

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