Opened 10 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#1323 closed task (fixed)

Remove spam from archive of OSGeo-Women list

Reported by: aghisla Owned by: jsanz
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: SysAdmin/Mailman Keywords: mail archive remove


Hello admins,

today I got a spam email that made it to osgeo-women list, and is now stored in the list archives. I have added the addresses to the spam filter of the list, but I would request to remove them from the archive. Sorry for not raising the problem earlier - actually there is quite a bit of spam in archive of past year.

Many thanks, Anne

Change History (7)

comment:1 by neteler, 10 years ago

Hi Anne,

since you are the list admin you may want to review who can post to the list.

Deleting posts from the mailman archive is a PITA...

ciao Markus

comment:2 by aghisla, 10 years ago

Hi Markus,

right: I set the subscription rule to require approval from admins before being able to post to the list (previous setting was confirm only). The spammers are not listed among current members, so I assume they removed themselves after sending the mails.

I'd be glad if the past archive can be cleaned up. Alternatively I can raise the topic of closing the list altogether (after more than one year of no posts, it could make sense, but it's out of scope of this ticket).



comment:3 by strk, 8 years ago

Component: Systems AdminMailing Lists
Owner: changed from sac@… to jsanz

Another 2 years are gone. Time to close the list ? Worth keeping the archive ? REF:

comment:4 by jsanz, 8 years ago

Up to Anne to say if it's worth to remove completely the list or just not accept more subscriptions or postings.

The second can be done from the admin interface, I can do it, no problem.

comment:5 by jsanz, 8 years ago

List removed following Anne's instructions.

For the records copying here Anne's response (spam issues prevented her to post correctly):

You can close the list. I am OK with removing the archives too, as there is no easy way to remove spam postings.

I keep thinking that it has been worth creating the list. Maybe it was not so needed, or it was not the most effective tool, or it should have been pushed more? If any similar initiative arises again, I would be interested in contributing.

comment:6 by jsanz, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

comment:7 by Jeff McKenna, 8 years ago

thank you Anne for your hard work. PS. i was startled to see these mentions of an OSGeo mailing list that i am not actually on! hahahaha. cheers from Canada from an old friend.

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