Stephen Paskaluk stephen at
Thu May 27 10:30:44 PDT 2004

On Thu, 27 May 2004 18:58:40 +0200, Erik P. Skaalerud wrote
> Matthew Dillon wrote:
> >     I hate spam.  Sigh.  I disallow the more common Content-Type:
> >     used by spammers, like multipart/alternative, but I've been allowing
> >     multipart/mixed because a number of DFly posters use it to
attach patches
> >     and such.
> > 
> > 					-Matt
> > 					Matthew Dillon 
> > 					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Matt, have you considered using a anti-spam solution that has 
> a better chance of catching these? for example,
> content-scans for sendmail, and it 
> supports spamassassin, clamav etc.
> Erik

I can't say if it's doable or not, but using TMDA to challenge posts
from non-subscribers seems almost ideal for preventing this.

For anyone not familiar with TMDA, it's a mail filtering tool that will
send a simple challenge back to the sender (ie. "Hi, I'm TMDA, please
respond to this to ensure you're a real person who wished to post to the
DragonFly kernel list"), and also provides whitelisting (so not everyone
needs to be challenged).  It has more features, but that pretty much
sums up how it would be useful to keep spam off of a mailing list. is their home page.

Stephen Paskaluk
stephen at xxxxxxxxxxx

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