legal@lists.mozilla.org: please bounce all messages from non-subscribers

RESOLVED FIXED

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mozilla.org Graveyard
Server Operations
RESOLVED FIXED
11 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: gerv, Assigned: justdave)

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Description

11 years ago
Please change the legal@lists.mozilla.org mailing list to bounce all messages from non-subscribers, instead of holding them for moderation.

I've spend the past two months being regularly spammed by mailman, telling me to visit the moderation queue. When I do, I have to read the summaries of 70 bits of spam (in a really bad interface) and then discard them all. There has not been one instance of a non-subscriber posting a valid message.

A computer can do this job much better than me. Please ask one to do so :-)

Gerv
Uh, the "mozilla.legal" newsgroup (which is tied directly to legal@lists.mozilla.org) is mentioned in a ton of places. If the mailing list is restricted to subscribers-only, what happens to all the people that post via the newsgroup on Google Groups? I know I have posted via Google Groups to mozilla.legal before...
(Reporter)

Comment 2

11 years ago
I don't believe Google Groups uses the mailing list mechanism in order to post to mozilla.legal. What makes you think it does?

Gerv

Comment 3

11 years ago
There's an option in the admin panel, that might be what you want.
Go to <https://lists.mozilla.org/admin/legal/?VARHELP=privacy/sender/generic_nonmember_action>.
If you set it to "Discard", that should prevent the flood of approval requests. Technically, I don't think it's a bounce, but it should accomplish what you want.
there's a reject option, too, I think you'd rather that if you want people to actually know that their message didn't get posted.
Assignee: server-ops → justdave
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Comment 5

11 years ago
I'm not sure why I couldn't find the admin interface when I looked; but thanks, that'll do it. :-) I've selected "Reject", as recommended.

Gerv
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Product: mozilla.org → mozilla.org Graveyard
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