[Mailman-Developers] MM3: list disabling/enabling?

Benedict Stein benedict.stein at googlemail.com
Tue Jul 12 17:22:45 CEST 2011

Hi Barry, it's just a matter of seconds to add this enabled flag to the
django webui, just let me know once it is in core.

Am Dienstag, den 12.07.2011, 11:10 -0400 schrieb Barry Warsaw:

> On Jul 11, 2011, at 06:37 PM, Paul Wise wrote:
> >With our current setup the disabled (or "graveyarded") list is removed
> >from the /var/lib/mailman/lists dir and the aliases regenerated, so
> >the MTA bounces messages to it and the admin interface for it cannot
> >be logged into. Disabled lists are listed in a separate page in the
> >web interface to the normal listinfo page. Some disabled lists might
> >get their archives removed and some not.
> I think this approach would actually be fairly easy to implement in the core,
> with additional ui considerations in the new web ui.  It could be a matter of
> just adding the .enabled flag to mailing lists, and re-running the MM3 moral
> equivalent of genaliases when that flag changes.  All the data associated with
> the mailing list would remain in the database.
> The web ui would then look at the .enabled flag to decide where and how to
> display the mailing list information, and whether to allow logins, etc.  But
> it would still be able to get (and probably set) attributes on the mailing
> list.
> >I think bouncing at the MTA is slightly sub-optimal and that mailman
> >could generate a more informative bounce indicating how to contact the
> >server admin to get the list revived. Probably in the web interface
> >there could be a "disabled lists" category. Server admins would
> >probably want to be able to login to the disabled lists in the web
> >interface, but maybe not the list admins.
> Should you still be able to contact a disabled list's owners?  I think if
> you're just going to bounce messages addressed to mydisabledlist-*@example.com
> and the text is static, then it's probably best to point those aliases to a
> very simple replybot service (I have one I've been toying with) so it doesn't
> increase the load on Mailman.
> -Barry
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Einen schönen Tag wünscht:
Benedict Stein

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