Mail and Mailman administration
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On mail.python.org I currently have Mailman running gate_news directly from /usr/local/src/mailman/mailman-bzr/cron/gate_news If you really wanted to you could fall back to the original version (it's commented out in Mailman's crontab) but given the popularity of the new reduced-spam mail version of firstname.lastname@example.org I suspect you'd be lynched if you did. (Or forced to eat nothing but Hormel meat products for the next month as the angry mob films the new documentary, "Super-Spam Me". As executing recently, line 197 & 198 of gate_news.py currently read hold_for_approval(mlist, msg, msgdata, LooksLikeSpam) raise _ContinueLoop I simply commented out the first line to disable holds on highly spammish posts. They should just be dropped on the floor now. Uncomment that line to restore the hold-all-spam-even-really-obvious-stuff behavior. Note that the next block below handles "unsure" posts. Those will still require moderator approval.