On 04/26/2018 08:43 AM, Darren Smith wrote:
We recently had a phishing message make it through our spam filters and arrive at a mailing list. The good news is that since it was not from a list member it was in the held message queue.
I was able to find the message in the var/messages directory by searching for a keyword in the subject. However, after rejecting the message from Postorius, the message doesn't seem to be removed from the var/messages directory.
Do you mean Reject and not Discard? Phishing/Spam should never be "rejected" for backscatter reasons. Reject should only be used for somehow inappropriate posts from known people.
Is this expected behavior? I know that infosec people won't be too happy about a phishing email sitting around on our disk. (Infosec guys are notoriously paranoid. :) )
Is there some sort of cleanup process that would remove these messages? If not, does this pose an issue where over time disk usage will creep up? This could be a pretty significant problem if that is the case.
It's not the behavior I would "expect", but it is the way it currently works, and yes, all your concerns are valid. This is https://gitlab.com/mailman/mailman/issues/257 which I just edited to note that in addition to not removing the pending db entry, the message isn't removed either.
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