On Mon, Apr 26, 1999 at 03:54:57PM -0500, Greg Blakely <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, Jenni "Benji" Baier wrote:
> > I'm just wondering how folks who are running moderated or restricted (only
> > members can post) lists prevent people from getting around it by sending
> > direct to [listname]-outgoing.
Hrm, apparently I deleted the original message. Probably because this is
answered in the FAQ, in the section titled "3.6 - How can I restrict a list
such that only subscribers can send mail to the list?".
> Try some other alias besides [listname]-outgoing.
> And then put a comma after it so that it won't show up in the headers.
> Be sure and do it on both lines. eg, if you change narf-outgoing to
> narf-rlxnnqpd , be sure to do it anywhere that narf-outgoing is mentioned.
Security by obscurity is not good security.
I'm blocking all email to *-outgoing in my mail server software (Postfix)
using it's regexp access lists feature. I have it return "550 Use list@domain
instead". There are ways (described in the Majordomo FAQ) to do this with
Sendmail as well.
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