> We gave up and changed the default here, for all new mailing lists, to
> "administrivia=no", because we were getting too many of those questions
> from clueless list administrators, i.e. "why did this bounce?"
A while ago, with the "taboo" patch that Brent made, he suggested that
the admin searches could be generalized as global (i.e. not list-specific
as they are now) taboo searches. I thought this was a great idea, but
I never saw anything come of it. Brent?
The nice thing about taboo "hits" is that the pattern is reported. I.e.
something like: "BOUNCE listname Taboo header: /olga/i".
> Our local SmartList proponents are thumbing their noses at us :-)
> because they say that SmartList's administrivia filtering is so much
> better than Majordomo's :-)
There's no magic there -- figure out why it's better and use the same
approach in resend! It all boils down to searching headers and messages
for patterns, and perl can do that at least as well as procmail/smartlist!
Just incorporate their patterns....
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