[Mailman-Users] Holding some commands
The List Server Administrator at UNH
listadm at metaphor.unh.edu
Mon Jun 14 19:42:27 CEST 1999
Nacho Ruiz recently posted (in part) to the Mailman-Users list:
> It is possible to hold some posts if a specific header value matches?
> I.e.: I want to hold all messages to a list with the subject: subscribe,
> suscribe, etc..
> preventing the list members to see those annonying messages.
Sorry I don't have an immediate answer to this question, but allow
me to make some observations.
This is a feature of ListProc which has a set of regular expressions
that try to catch this sort of thing -- not only in the subject line
but in the body as well. What ListProc does if it detects such a
message is to forward it to the list owner instead of posting as
well as alerting the sender that the message has been rejected
It is important part of such a feature that the message be
redirected to a human since it is not uncommon for the server to
guess wrong. There is only so much smarts you can build out of
regular expressions. I would think a good approach would be to treat
such messages as if the list were moderated -- i.e. when detected,
for that one message ask the list owner for approval before posting.
The List Server Admin
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(currently Bill Costa)
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