[Mailman-Users] configuring Mailman
Barry A. Warsaw
barry at python.org
Tue Feb 11 14:19:33 CET 2003
>>>>> "JH" == Jim Hodson <jimhodson at jenniferonsunday.com> writes:
JH> We want a very simple mailing list system, and Mailman can do
JH> a lot more than we need. I'm trying to find out how to best
JH> configure Mailman for our needs. Here is what we want to do:
JH> 1. Send e-mail news updates to our list. We do not want users
JH> to be able to send to the list.
Some other suggestions:
- Turn on the moderation flag for all your users. For existing users,
go to the membership management page, and use the Additional Member
Tasks to turn on the mod flag for all users.
Then go to Privacy Options -> Sender filters and set the
default_member_moderation flag to Yes.
- Set the member_moderation_action to Reject and add a nice rejection
notice text to the following text box. Say something like "this is
an announcement list, to reach the band, please email jos at dom.ain"
- Set the generic_nonmember_action to Reject.
- Go to the General options and scroll down to Reply-To munging.
Turn on first_strip_reply_to and set reply_goes_to_list to Explicit
Address. Set reply_to_address to jos at dom.ain. This way anyone
following up to an announcement will send the message to your band
- Scroll down on the General options and set include_list_post_header
to No, but leave include_rfc2369_headers to Yes.
- For those of you allowed to post to the list, turn off their
moderation flag so their postings go straight through.
Alternatively, you can add an Approved header to your postings.
- I'd also recommend turning on personalization under the NonDigest
section, and disabling digests under the Digest section, but these
That's everything I can think of for a general announcement-only
list. Mailman can handle these kinds of lists quite well, although as
you can see, it's not completely obvious everything you need to set.
That's something I'd really like to improve for future releases
(probably through something like List Styles).
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