[Listwork] more interesting mailman stuff

Alster alster at indymedia.org
Mon Sep 20 06:46:14 PDT 2004

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Pabs wrote:
| Heyas,
| A way of deleting spam using a pop3 interface - I'd love to see an imap
| version of this where you could mark things as important to approve
| them, delete to discard etc.
| http://freshmeat.net/projects/mailman-pop3d/

That's cool. I'd like to use it, if it's possible.

But there's something I'm worried about: This software seems to require
that its users leave all email which should not be discarded on the
server. However, most POP3 clients default to deleting successfully
downloaded messages from the server. Thus it would be probably be
dangerous to use it globally as badly instructed users would just
download all the emails from the server initally, thus removing all the
emails from the moderation queue without checking them first.

The projects' website says:"When messages are deleted from the POP3
server, the corresponding message is discarded from the Mailman queue as

So I guess - in case we install it - using it should only be possible to
users who have been instructed to use it correctly which should require
a verification step. And that would require additional programming.

| Another encrypted list solution - kinda a different tack to the nah6
| patch - http://sourceforge.net/projects/mmreencrypt/

Basically nice, but the last CVS update was almost 4 years ago and the
project is in "pre-alpha" stage...

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