[Mailman-Users] announce-only list config

Dan Leavitt dll at scitools.com
Sat May 24 02:51:04 CEST 2003

Thanks for the reply.  I'll certianly look closer at your ideas
when time permits.  For now, I've implemented a solution
to the reply-all issue by sending the posting address to /dev/null
and creating a special -private posting address.    This makes
it so that legitimate posters can use the special address and 
those who hit reply-all by mistake won't get moderation
or rejection messages, it will just be quiet.

Thanks again,

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ajay Sharma" <ssharma at odc.net>
To: "Dan Leavitt" <dll at scitools.com>
Cc: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 9:12 PM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] announce-only list config

> > I've created an announce-only list but I haven't figured out how to
> > prevent the recipients, who obviously can't post to the list, from get
> > it's posting address in their mail headers.  Depending on the
> > personalization setting it show up either in the To: or the Cc:
> > header.
> > 
> > I've inserted a Reply-to address to direct replys to the list but if
> > one selects the "Reply-All" function the posting address gets included
> > also.
> > 
> > Is there any way to prevent this?
> I'm in the same boat and was going to post this exact question.  
> The "solution" that I have is just to discard all the all the emails 
> going to the list except from the moderator.  So even if someone decides 
> to post to the list it won't matter.  Look at the:
> Privacy Options -> Sender Filters -> member_moderation_action
> Privacy Options -> Sender Filters -> generic_nonmember_action
> options.  Also make sure to set the default subscribed users to 
> 'moderated'...  All these instructions are in the FAQ Wizard:
> http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=all#3.11
> I'm running Mailman 2.1.2, btw.
> later,
> ajay
> --------------------------------------------------------------------
> Satyajot (Ajay) Sharma 
> ssharma at odc.net
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