[Mailman-Users] Allow posting to non-member addresses in a file

Jon Carnes jonc at haht.com
Tue Oct 9 09:48:42 CEST 2001

Check out the config_list command for a possible workaround.

~mailman/bin/config_list will let you output the configuration of your list
in a format that the command can then read back in and reset the
configuration of the list.  You can dump out the config to a file, then
insert the contents of your file "list.allowed" at the appropriate place -
then feed the file back in.
If you put this in to a cron file that checks the modify date on the
"list.allow" file (and keep a backup of your config.db) then you can easily
automate the process of feeding that file into the posters field of each

Jon Carnes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Xavi Serrano" <xserrano at ac.upc.es>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2001 2:34 AM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Allow posting to non-member addresses in a file

> Hello all,
> I am currently running majordomo on my system, and would like to move
> to Mailman in the future. Playing around with Mailman options I came
> across an issue I don't know how to solve easily.
> Let's consider two majordomo closed lists (list1 and list2) and the
> corresponding main entries in the alias file:
> list1: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper resend -p bulk -l list1 -h
my.domain -I list1:/var/lib/majordomo/lists/list.allowed list1-outgoing"
> list2: "|/usr/lib/majordomo/wrapper resend -p bulk -l list2 -h
my.domain -I list2:/var/lib/majordomo/lists/list.allowed list2-outgoing"
> Assuming that list1 and list2 are closed lists, the previous aliases
> restrict postings to members of the list only plus the addresses in
> /var/lib/majordomo/lists/list.allowed
> Is there an easy way to do this in Mailman? I know I can copy & paste the
> contents of /var/lib/majordomo/lists/list.allowed in the posters field
> of the admin CGI page, but this is quite useless as the list.allowed
> file is actually used in lots of mailing lists, and it is updated
> frequently... I was thinking in a tool pretty much like sync_members
> but which would deal with the "posters" instead of the members.
> Any help would be very much appreciated.
> Thank you for your time.
> - Xavi.
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