#1. There have been phony subscription requests lately: A certain site
keeps sending forged email and in the body of the incoming message to the
majordomo server there are over 50 subscription commands - as the matter
of fact ALL the mailing lists listed in 'lists' output are being
subscribed. My guess is that someone has made a script which first makes a
number of 'lists' requests to several majordomo sites and then spam
subscribes innocent ppl to them automatically. Nasty, isn't it!?
My suggestion: Majordomo only allows a maximum of 3-5 'subscribe' commands
in a single message - otherwise it bounces the incoming message to
Majordomo-Owner. This could, of course, be a configurable feature.
'approve PASSWORD subscribe' commands (from the authorized list owner) are
naturally exempted from this spam check.
#2. I'd like to see a per-list-configurable feature which restricts
certain ppl from posting to the mailing list. In other words, the person
can receive mail but he has no right to send email two the mailing list. I
know this could be achieved by copying the list of subscribers to a file
say 'listname.canpost' and then using 'restrict_post = listname.canpost'
but this doesn't work very well since my mailing lists keep getting
sub/unsub requests all the time and I want the new subscribers default to
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