[Mailman-Users] Removing List-* headers?

Dave Sherohman esper at sherohman.org
Tue Apr 17 16:20:15 CEST 2001

On Tue, Apr 17, 2001 at 08:40:24AM -0500, Chris Burch wrote:
> Sorry if this has been asked a million times; I browsed through 2001-04 
> archive and didn't see anything (not a very thorough search, I admit)...

It has.  I'd say the 4 most frequently asked questions here are (in no
particular order):

- How do I get rid of the List-* headers?
- How do I set up a read-only list?
- How do I let users unsubscribe without a password?
- Why is my list complaining about "implicit destination"?

(OTOH, I couldn't find an iteration in the March or April archive to
point you at.  I'm sure this has come up at least once in the last
month and a half, but I suppose the archive probably has a better
memory than I do...  I found two iterations in February starting with
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/mailman-users/2001-February/009345.html and
though.  The second one, "Mail headers with Mailman", got fragmented,
and also spun off a separate "Stupid Headers" thread so you'll have to
go back up to the threaded archive and search for the subject lines if
you want to see all of it.)

> Anyway, I own a private list and my provider just switched to Mailman (yay) 
> but my users hate all those List-* headers. Is there a way to remove or 
> suppress them?

No.  Well, not without changing the Mailman source, anyhow.  Some people
on the list (including me) are of the opinion that this is a Good Thing
as the List-* headers are RFC-compliant and are there for a reason and,
once all the other MLMs start including them and all mail clients start
treating them properly, the world will be a better place.  Other people
think it is a Bad Thing because their users have MUAs which display
any unrecognized headers by default, the MUAs don't recognize List-*
headers, and the list admins and/or their users want everything to work
the way it used to instead of upgrading to a smarter MUA or adding List-*
to the existing MUA's set of ignored headers.

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