[Mailman-Users] Why I want read-only lists

Jon Carnes jonc at haht.com
Mon Apr 8 23:28:38 CEST 2002

Mailman allows you to do just that.  You can setup the list so that only a
certain person (or group of persons) can post to the list.  You can also
make it so that all posts are moderated and then only allow the posts you

There are also some easy tweaks to auto-manage the throwing away of
moderated messages.  Look in the FAQ (link is at the bottom of this

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Eldridge" <bill at rfa.org>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2002 11:43 AM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] Why I want read-only lists

> FYI.
> Somewhere someone notes, "I don't understand why
> someone would want read-only access to a list - why
> not open it to everyone"?
> A good example is a newsfeed - while some of my
> users are authorized to receive AP or Reuters newsfeeds,
> none are authorized to post to it. If I have a newsfeed
> internal to my organization, some superusers will be
> authorized to post to it [APPROVED 100% RFA NEWS STORY],
> while most will not.
> Having this feature, I can replace pretty expensive
> queued news systems with just Mailman.
> --
> --
> Bill Eldridge
> Radio Free Asia
> bill at rfa.org

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