[Mailman-Users] Silently discarding non-member posts

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Mon Oct 14 15:50:36 CEST 2002

As someone else mentioned, the Beta has this feature.

Also, if you have sysadmin rights to the server running Mailman, then
you can setup one of the work-arounds. There are a couple of
work-arounds that allow you to discard the messages silently.

Check out FAQ article 1.12 and article 4.15

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Mon, 2002-10-14 at 05:12, Mark Goodge wrote:
> Hi,
> I run several mailing lists, all of which have posting restricted to 
> members only, some of which require approval for subscriptions and one of 
> which is moderated (requires posts to be approved). This means there are 
> quite a lot of administrative requests to be dealt with every day.
> One thing that makes all this more awkward to deal with is the number of 
> non-member (spam) posts that end up in the admin queues waiting to be 
> discarded. As I only ever want to discard them, never forward them, approve 
> them or reply to them, I would prefer them to be silently dropped by 
> Mailman without them ever reaching the admin requests queue. However, I 
> can't find any way in the configs to do this. Am I missing something, or is 
> there an undocumented feature that will allow this? Or is it simply not 
> possible with Mailman? (in which case, I'm going to have to go back to 
> Majordomo, which does allow non-member posts to be silently discarded).
> Thanks
> Mark
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