[Mailman-Developers] listadmin script

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Thu Oct 29 07:26:40 EDT 2015

On Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 08:05:56PM +0100, n wrote:
> Since I maintain a couple of dozen lists, I need a way to reduce the
> time taken to process them. I use listadmin[1], a command line tool to
> manipulate the queues of messages held for moderator approval and
> subscription requests.

How many of those things could be fixed by fine-tuning the list
settings, to prevent those happening, or to use filters/regexpes

(I spent time looking at the actions I and moderators were taking, to
define some rules to reduce things from several a day to a couple a


> I was hoping that someone on this list, with the inside knowledge of
> mailman, could maintain it, or write something similar.

Whilst I see Mark's replied already, I wonder if it would be better
use of building tools around Mailman 3, for when 3.1 is

This should be easier to maintain, as it would use the various APIs,
rather than scraping.

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 ecclesiastical past. Hearing grace recited before dinner by
 people you know don’t believe a word of it seems to be 
 considered quite normal."
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