action #106846


Junk messages posted on

Added by livdywan over 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

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Emails from unknown senders not subscribed to the list with no meaningful content arrive on our internal mailing list.

Particular instances observed on February 13 and Feburary 14.


  • Don't allow emails from senders not subscribed to the list
Actions #1

Updated by okurz over 2 years ago

  • Target version set to Ready

ok. Please go ahead and just do that change on the administrative interface.

Actions #2

Updated by okurz over 2 years ago

By the way, this won't stop spam as we would still need to moderate such messages.

Actions #3

Updated by okurz over 2 years ago

  • Due date set to 2022-03-01
  • Status changed from New to Feedback
  • Assignee set to okurz

sure, more work for me :)
Just changed it on to be aligned with what we have for o3-admins, "Hold" by default.

Actions #4

Updated by okurz over 2 years ago

  • Due date deleted (2022-03-01)
  • Status changed from Feedback to Resolved

So we have the same settings on osd-admins as on o3-admins now. As I stated this does not prevent junk messages to reach ML admins but the past days I have seen none. Maybe something was fixed on the side of spam filtering server side in the meantime.

Actions #5

Updated by okurz about 2 years ago

As discussed in we chose to go back to an open ML

I vote to open OSD-admins again without moderation. Given it is our best approach to do "team-wide communication over e-mail" it is somehow expected that many people are not part of the list itself who write there. In the time while the list was closed I saw a lot less spam mails then valid mails and approving them by hand is really annoying and can swallow information. WDYT?

So I changed the ML configuration to be open again.


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