#5465 Mailing lists accept posts with From: header equaled to the mailing list address
Closed: Fixed None Opened 5 years ago by ppisar.

perl-devel mailing list accepts posts from subscribers only. But I found a spam messages distributed by the mailing list that claimed the From: perl-devel@lists.fedoraproject.org. See [https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/perl-devel@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/QCKOVTUU7CFZRE74S4CMR576HRRDCNYM/].

Apparently the list accepts messages that claims they were sent from itself. Even If the address is not a subscriber and even if I added the address into "Banned addresses".

I cannot see a reason why the Mailman hard codes its own From: address. Please remove this unmodifiable rule.


I've tested on another list and it does not accept its own list address. I'm investigating why it's doing it on those lists.

This came from a pretty bad Mailman bug: https://gitlab.com/mailman/mailman/issues/283

I have deployed a temporary hotfix on production but the proper fix is still to be written.

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