[BALUG-Admin] Config settings (was: pre-announce / "soft" open) BALUG-Test list)

Rick Moen rick@linuxmafia.com
Tue Jul 11 17:02:07 PDT 2017

1.  On https://temp.balug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/admin/balug-test/general ,
added myself to lisadmin roster.

Changed max_days_to_hold from 0 to 5.  Rationale:  Makes held spam
expire out with reasonable speed, while still allowing for listadmin
reaction time.  (One of my guiding principles of Mailman administration
is that if you find yourself trying to outwork mailbots, you're doing it
wrong.  Along those lines, if you're repeatedly visiting the admin queue
to clear it even though you know from the held-mail summaries that it's
100% spam, then you're trying to outwork mailbots.)  I personally lead
towards 3 rather than 5, sufficient to notice something on a holiday
weekend.  (On 'conspire', I actually have this as '2'.)

Corrected subject_prefix from '[Balug-test]' to '[balug-test]'.

Noted without particular comment (except 'OK with me'):  You've
seemingly toggled send_reminders (monthly password reminder) to 'no'.
Last I saw, Mailman installation default is 'yes'.  

Changed 'respond_to_post_requests' aka 'Send mail to poster when their
posting is held for approval?' to 'no'.

2.  On https://temp.balug.org/cgi-bin/mailman/admin/balug-test/privacy/sender :

Changed 'dmarc_moderation_action' from 'Accept' to 'Munge From'.  This
is a huge topic where mailing list are collateral damage in the war
against SMTP forgery, and where listadmins have only sucky options to
choose among.  We can discuss this further.

(The committee of jackbooted fascists who designed DMARC either hated
mailing lists or simply didn't give a damn about them.)

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