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bug #59844: Option to reject without sending rejection notice

Submitter:  Tristan Miller <psychonaut>
Submitted:  Fri 08 Jan 2021 12:53:09 PM UTC
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open

Sat 05 Feb 2022 02:35:37 AM UTC, comment #1: 

One potential approach to this is to set up a special "spam" rejection reason in the WebSTUMP rejection-reasons file for each configured newsgroup, then wrap the call to the reply function in STUMP bin/processRejected script with a conditional if test as follows:

if [ "x$REASON" != "spam" ] ; then
    reply $1

Paul Schleck <pschleck>
Fri 08 Jan 2021 12:53:09 PM UTC, original submission:  

At least by default, it seems that WebSTUMP always sends a rejection notice to the (nominal) sender of an article.  In the case of spam messages, this is a bad thing because (a) it's very likely the From: address was forged, and so an innocent user may end up getting annoyed by the rejection notice, and (b) if the From: address in not forged, then getting a rejection notice may be taken by the spammer as evidence that the submission address is active and hence worth sending further spam to.

WebSTUMP should always present the option of not sending a rejection notice when rejecting an article.

Tristan Miller <psychonaut>
Group administrator


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