The "general options" menu has a umbrella_member_suffix option, which is described as "Suffix for use when this list is an umbrella for other lists, according to setting of previous "umbrella_list" setting." But there is no "umbrella_list" setting anywhere that I can find!
(I have one list subscribed to another, and there are problems with replies to messages sent to the first and received on the second. I was hoping the "umbrella list" option would give me some way of fixing this.)
Hi.... I'm trying to set up some umbrella / cascading lists.
I had no luck under mailman 1.1, so i recently upgraded mailman to 2.0b2.
what i really want is to set up secured cascading lists, so that a member of one of the lists can mail to all of the lists, without moderation, but external people cannot mail to the lists without moderation.
we have a tree -
allstaff General Academic dept1 dept2 d1gen d2gen d1ac d2ac d1gen d1ac d2gen d2ac
I would like a member of d1gen to mail allstaff w/o moderation, or to mail academic or general (or dept1 or dept2) w/o moderation
a member of allstaff is the general_staff list (no 'real' members) a member of general_staff is the d1gen list (no 'real' members)
allstaff is set up as members only
general is set up as members only, plus firstname.lastname@example.org also alias names set up to include allstaff (list above) and d1gen, d2gen (lists below)
A member of d1gen mails d1gen - the msg goes thru fine. A member of d1gen mails general - requiresapproval A member of d1gen mails allstaff - requires approval by allstaff moderator, when approved requires subsequent aproval of general moderator.
any ideas on how i can set mailman up so that the tree allows any member anywhere in the tree to mail any other branch of the tree without moderation, but people who do not appear on the tree require moderation.
my current test (to minimise configs) is for a member of d1gen to mail general. I'm getting 'Post by non-member to a members-only list' messages. I've tried changing the general mailing list to "Send password reminders to, eg, "-owner" address instead of directly to user" (which as the admin docs say is the umbrella flag in mailman), but this hasnt helped.
I tried setting general to unmoderated and d1gen to moderated. someone on d1gen mails d1gen and it goes thru. someone on d1gen mails general and it requires moderation.
Any advice appreciated (at the moment it's time to unmoderate the lists)
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