[rdfweb-dev] administrivia: updated mailman, spam filtering,
danbri at danbri.org
Mon Jul 3 09:56:38 UTC 2006
I've just updated mailman on the FOAF webserver, taking us from 2.1.4 to
2.1.8. This may help with signup/unsub issues that people have reported.
Recently the mailman config has been utterly overwhelmed with spam. The
admin interface for the mailing list was unusable, etc. I've now
installed SpamAssassin and it's running with the sa-exim package before
mail hits mailman. It seems to default to rejecting super-obvious spam
with no explanation, so be careful if you're posting about loans, viagra
and pornography. More borderline posts have headers added, so mailman
could potentially be configured to be smarter with those too. I'm still
investigating. If you hit any problems with mail and the list, let me
know (danbri at danbri.org cc: danbrickley at gmail.com).
Eventually I would like to move this off to a more appropriate hosting
arrangement. I have a Dreamhost account now, which I'm investigating for
the main FOAF websites (to make local sysadmin less of a bottleneck).
Dreamhost offer mailman, but their spam filtering setup doesn't seem
well-integrated, we couldn't integrate the older mail archives, nor
apply the RSS patch to mailman.
So anyway, let me know (offlist) if you hit any mail problems here...
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