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

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at xemacs.org
Wed Jul 13 06:34:33 CEST 2011

Barry Warsaw writes:

 > But maybe the OP has a different use case in mind and we could have a need for
 > both a long-term, permanently failing retired lists, and shorter term,
 > temporarily failing disabled lists.

I don't really understand under what circumstances a list owner would
want to disable the *whole list* and at the same time leave retries up
to arbitrary MTAs out on the Internet.  The poster may or may not get
a DSN.  Etc, etc.

OTOH, I can imagine that for some purposes you might want a different
status code, and I don't see any good reason for making that
configurable and then restricting it to 5xx.  Rather, document it as
"this SHOULD be a 5xx code (in the RFC 2119 sense, ie, with
sufficient reason it could be a 4xx code, but we don't know of any
examples offhand :-)."

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