[Mailman-Users] rejecting non-subscriber postings

Mike Burton mburton at jo.birdsense.com
Sat Oct 19 17:41:16 CEST 2002

Hi Erez,

Set your list posting to members only under the Privacy section.  That'll do
exactly what you are asking for.

Take care,

----- Original Message -----
From: "Erez Zadok" <ezk at cs.sunysb.edu>

> On one mailman list I maintain, I get spams submitted to the list.
> find out about that list and I can't do much about that.  However, when
> a spam comes to me, it gets queued by mailman and I, the list-admin, have
> go and manually reject/discard those spams.  It's becoming an annoying
> chore.  I'd like to be able to just configure Mailman to discard/reject
> non-subscriber emails, and have mailman send them back a note saying they
> have to subscribe first.  I didn't see such a feature off hand in Mailman.
> Is there? (maybe part of the 2.1 anti-spam features?)
> Occasionally a non-subscriber really asks an appropriate question on my
> list.  I'm willing to accept that those people will have to subscribe
> it's the price they have to pay --- but it'll save me time.
> Thanks,
> Erez.
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