[Mailman-Users] Welcome for read-only lists?
dgporter at erols.com
Mon Sep 4 07:36:33 CEST 2000
I want to create a list where only a few people have permission to post
messages. Most subscribers see the list as "read-only". This is useful
for broadcasting announcements.
The Privacy Options can be set to accomplish this (almost). Good.
The "Using <list>" section of the default general list info page invites
people to post messages to the list. Bad. But Mailman let's me edit
the HTML of that page, so I can correct that problem. OK.
However, the default welcome e-mail message sent out when someone is
subscribed to the list also contains instructions inviting subscribers
to post messages to the list. Bad. And unless I've overlooked it, I
don't see a way short of diving into the source code to edit the default
welcome message instructions. I am limited to writing a new preface for
that message. Still bad.
I really don't want any text anywhere seen by subscribers inviting them
to post to the list. These messages are not allowed, and will only
burden the list administrator.
I guess that raises another question. Is there a setting available
which will simply reject all messages from an non-approved source,
rather than holding them for the administrator to reject by hand?
| Don Porter dgporter at erols.com |
| "Some days you just can't get rid of a bomb!" |
| -- Adam West as BATMAN |
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