I'm brand new to mailman (about 30 minutes ago). I am switching a group of related mailing lists to use mailman. There are five separate mailing lists, call them l1, l2, l3, l4 and l5. Each list is associated with a specific school. There is a general reflector that looks like this in /etc/aliases:
biglist: l1, l2, l3, l4, l5
These are private lists. Archiving is disabled. Only list members can view the contents of their individual lists. The intention is that people will normally want to post to biglist, but occasionally want to hold school-specific discussions on one of the smaller lists.
I am on l3. As an initial test, I sent mail to the five lists. The message got held up in l1 awaiting manager approval.
Is there some way I can continue to operate in this umbrella mode with things fairly tightly restricted regarding posts? I guess I'm asking for something in between allowing only list members to post and allowing the whole world to post.
"SM" == Skip Montanaro email@example.com writes:
SM> I'm brand new to mailman (about 30 minutes ago).
SM> I am on l3. As an initial test, I sent mail to the five SM> lists. The message got held up in l1 awaiting manager SM> approval.
You don't say why it was held, but I'm guess because of implicit destination. If so, you'll probably want to add each of the other l? lists, and biglist, as aliases for each other. That way a posting To: or CC: any of them will pass the implicit destination spam protection.