[Mailman-Users] mailman list of lists

eluhrs at ausar.rutgers.edu eluhrs at ausar.rutgers.edu
Mon Jul 15 16:55:40 CEST 2002

Hi all,

I have a mailman list that contains the address of three other mailmain
lists.  My hope is for this to allow me to reach all people by the main
list, or certain groups of people by one of the sub-lists.  Here is an


This would allow me to send mail to everyone, just faculty, just staff, or
just students.  However, there are two problems with this approach.

1) I can send to each of these lists individually, but when I send to the
members-all list, each sub-list holds the message for approval.  I have
added my email address to the list of "Addresses of members accepted for
posting", and member_posting_only is set to "yes".  My understanding is
that even though I do not belong to either of these lists, I will be
allowed to send to all of them.  And this is indeed the case, as long as I
am not sending via members-all.  My guess is that mailman is the re-sender
in such a case, and is not allowed to post without permission.  Is this
the case?  And if so, how do I change it?

2) Once I approve the messages to be sent to the sub-lists, the subject
line lists both list names like this:

	[members-all][members-x] my subject

where x is either faculty, staff, or student.  I would like each sub-list
to show its name ONLY if it is mailed to directly, but not if it is mailed
to from the main list.  I don't think this is possible, but if it is,
please let me know.

Thanks in advance,

Eric Luhrs

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