[Mailman-Users] Fwd: message 'batch' processing?

Alvar Saenz-Otero alvarso at MIT.EDU
Mon Apr 26 17:14:08 CEST 2004


The MIT administrators said I should forward this to you, hopefully they're 


>Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 08:56:01 -0400
>To: mailman at mit.edu
>From: Alvar Saenz-Otero <alvarso at mit.edu>
>Subject: message 'batch' processing?
>We've been using mailman for tmrc at mit.edu for about two months now.
>While it has served its main purpose quite well (getting rid of spam to 
>the majority of the member), administering the list (mostly dealing with 
>"pending messages") has been quite hard because of one main thing: the 
>interface to the pending messages is very cumbersome.
>While the interface lets you do about everything, the page is extremely 
>big, and there is no method to 'batch' process messages.  With 
>approximately 20 messages a day of spam (sometimes up to 40), and most 
>times *none* real messages waiting, using mailman becomes a task of every 
>single day clicking 20-40 individual radio buttons, lots of scrolling, and 
>then submitting data.
>I would strongly encourage you to have a more streamlined interface to 
>message processing.  Webmail is a very good example: it has "select all" 
>options, and then an action; it shows one message per line, concisely but 
>with all the information needed.
>I am quite sure I'm not the only administrators/moderator with this issue, 
>and many will appreciate having a better and simpler interface to message 
>Thank you,

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