[Mailman-Users] Re: Mailman-Users digest, Vol 1 #760 - 11 msgs

Christopher P. Lindsey lindsey at mallorn.com
Tue Sep 19 09:29:01 CEST 2000

> This is a great example of why mailman ought to either send messages 
> to the moderator for approval, or auto-reject them, if they are 
> replies to the digest with the digest subject unchanged.

You could always wrap your lists with procmail or some other type of
filter (personally, I prefer this option -- I feel that it's the UNIX
way to use other tools to bolster the performance of programs...  That's
what pipes are for, right?  ;)  (of course, the emacs people would 
probably disagree :)


Although this doesn't make use of the Web interface, you could use 
the 'mailowner' command with wrapper to just send the email to 
listname-admin.  Once you get it, you could change the subject and
pipe it off to sendmail with -f set to the original sender's envelope
from header.

   # set to your mailman install dir
   PREFIX = /home/staff/mailman

   * ^Subject: Mailman-users digest, Vol [0-9]+ #[0-9]+ - [0-9]+ msgs
   | $PREFIX/mail/wrapper mailowner Mailman-users

Or more generally (note, this is untested):

   # pull the name of the list into $MATCH, then call as arg to wrapper
   * ^Subject:[ ]+\/[^ ]+ digest, Vol [0-9]+ #[0-9]+ - [0-9]+ msgs
      * SUBJECT ?? ^()\/[^ ]+
      | $PREFIX/mail/wrapper mailowner $MATCH

Ultimately, I'd like to see wrapper take an argument 'webadmin' that
sticks the message into the Web-based admindb holding area.  Adding
that functionality to wrapper is easy enough, but I haven't looked
at the Python internals for this yet...


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