On Wed, 22 Oct 2003 12:13 -0400, Bill Fant wrote:
> My list has been spammed, for the first time, by someone using the
> list-outgoing address. I have read the FAQ, and before attempting any of
> the prescriptions (other than restrict_post), I tried one that was not
> mentioned -- using the regexp /^to.*listname-outgoing/ in taboo header.
> This did *not* prevent a test email, from me to listname-outgoing, from
> going directly to the list.
> So, with thanks in advance, I am wondering if I have the regexp wrong, or
> if this solution does not work for other reasons.
You can tweak regexps forever without fixing this problem. If mail is
addressed to the list-outgoing alias Majordomo (actually Resend) doesn't
come into play at all. The alias expands directly to your list.
Is your MTA Sendmail? If so, do the following in virtrusertable:
firstname.lastname@example.org error:nouser User unknown
Of course substitute the actual list name for "list", and your domain name
for "yourdomain.com". This tells Sendmail to reject mail addressed to
the list-outgoing alias, but the alias still works when called from the
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