[BALUG-Admin] work-around text changes reverted, no longer needed: Re: BALUG lists ... work-around text: blank body with command in Subject: header, & anti-spam

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Sun Apr 25 15:16:47 UTC 2021

> From: "Michael Paoli" <Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu>
> Subject: much better now: Re: /var space issues on balug VM, almost  
> certainly from Internet miscreants & their bots
> Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 04:30:18 -0700

So, the much earlier work-around and related text adjustments and such
for the email interface to mailman
no longer needed with the problematic eximconfig stuff gone.
So, basically reverted those changes (work-around descriptive
text in messages, etc., where it was applicable).  Much clearer now,
and mailman commands can now be done fine in the Subject: header
with an empty email body.

> So ... much better now.  :-)
> Still more to do, but it's at least "better enough" - things are quite in
> operation again.
> I did stop SMTP (exim4) on the balug Virtual Machine (VM) host for a
> while while dealing with the problem (roughly about 24 hours or so).
> But at this point, things are back in "normal" operation ... and even
> better now!  (At least for the most part).  E.g. ...
> And, now with ye olde crufty eximconfig out of the way, which has been
> doing some of the anti-spam, some drain bamaged anti-spam it had that
> was causing issues with legitimate mail, is probably quite gone now.
> E.g., mailed commands to mailman can now be done using just the
> Subject: header
> and with an empty body - and that now works fine.  Whereas earlier,
> the eximconfig configuration would mostly reject emails with an
> empty body as spam.  So, I'll also be updating configurations to
> take out text regarding the workaround for that (include a body with just
> end
> in it) - as that's no longer needed at all.

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