[Mailman-Users] New user - Mailman question

Jeff Barger jeff at look.net
Fri Aug 20 21:47:16 CEST 2004

On Aug 20, 2004, at 3:39 PM, Charles Mikecz Vamossy wrote:

> The problem is that non-members have apparently written postings and 
> we, laboring under the impression that if we do nothing, their letters 
> will get deleted, did in fact do nothing - and the letters appeared on 
> the list.  Apparently, we are told by the folks who run the lists for 
> us, there is a "set period of quarantine", and when that expires, the 
> letters are treated as approved.  This is news to us, and we are 
> unable to find any reference to it in any documentation.

News to me as well. No mailman installation I've ever dealt with has 
acted like this. I know of no configuration parameter that could 
control this, so if it's true I expect it's something added by your 

The easy way around this would be to set it to reject any moderated 
(and non-member) posts.


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