On 02/23/18 10:07, David Andrews wrote: > Secondly, there is some commonality in the subscribe addresses, are > there strings I can use to discard the subscribes so I never have to see them. > > Below are examples, there is a common word, or a common word, a > period ., and another common word, then a plus sign + then a 4 5 or 6 > character word, all alpha, and @gmail.com > Here are examples: > > dragonommz+ > jwmidnight+ > nommz.naidoo+ > > If I could knock these out, it would be helpful. This has happened > several times previously, but has always stopped after a few weeks. > This time it has been a couple months.
You can't filter based on that address format. (At least, not and be correct.) This format, plus-extension, is a legitimate address structure specifically for the purpose of generating traceable throwaway addresses. If I give you reddog+thisl...@example.com as my email address, which I receive at my address red...@example.com, and I've given that to no-one else, and a few weeks later I start getting random spam sent to reddog+thisl...@example.com, I know you have (intentionally or otherwise) leaked my email address. Just because an address is plus-extended does not mean it is spam. If you choose to refuse extended addresses, you risk refusing legitimate subscribers. Have you considered requiring CAPTCHAs for subscription? -- Phil Stracchino Babylon Communications ph...@caerllewys.net p...@co.ordinate.org Landline: +1.603.293.8485 Mobile: +1.603.998.6958 ------------------------------------------------------ Mailman-Users mailing list Mailman-Users@python.org https://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/mailman-users Mailman FAQ: http://wiki.list.org/x/AgA3 Security Policy: http://wiki.list.org/x/QIA9 Searchable Archives: http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users%40python.org/ Unsubscribe: https://mail.python.org/mailman/options/mailman-users/archive%40jab.org