[Mailman-Announce] Mailman 2.1.11 final has been released.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Mon Jun 30 21:15:42 CEST 2008

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I am happy to announce the final release of the Mailman 2.1.11.

Mailman 2.1.11 is a cleanup of a few problems found since the release of
Mailman 2.1.10. It fixes the issue of shunted email subscribe requests
and a few minor issues. It updates the contrib/mmdsr script for some
2.1.10 and 2.1.11 log and error messages, and it adds a new cron to cull
and optionally archive old entries in the 'bad' and 'shunt' queues.

Mailman 2.1.11 has updates to several i18n translations.

A few bounce log messages now have the list name prepended.

There is a new Defaults.py|mm_cfg.py setting
ACCEPTABLE_LISTNAME_CHARACTERS with default value '[-+_.=a-z0-9]'.  This
Python regular expression character class specifies the characters
allowed in list names.  The motivation for this is the fact that
previously, a list named, e.g., xxx&yyy could be created and MTA aliases
generated that would cause the MTA to execute yyy as a command.  There
is a possible security issue  here, but it is not believed to be
exploitable in any meaningful way.

If anyone is concerned about the security issue and not ready to
upgrade, the mailman-2.1.11-listname-patch file contains a patch that
can be applied to Mailman 2.1.9 or 2.1.10 to add this feature.

See the release notes at
for more details.

Mailman is free software for managing email mailing lists and
e-newsletters. Mailman is used for all the python.org and
SourceForge.net mailing lists, as well as at hundreds of other sites.

For more information, including download links, please see:


Files in this release are:

mailman-2.1.11.tgz                <- The full release tarball

mailman-2.1.11.tgz.sig            <- GPG signature for the tarball

mailman-2.1.11-listname.patch     <- Patch to add new listname
~                                     validation to 2.1.9 or 2.1.10.
~                                     This patch is only applicable to
~                                     the older releases.

mailman-2.1.11-listname.patch.sig <- GPG signature for the patch

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