[Mailman-Users] Accepting non-List members email

Ian Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Tue Dec 21 18:28:58 CET 2004

--On Tuesday, December 21, 2004 10:01:28 GMT -0700 Terry Poperszky 
<Terry.Poperszky at SOSStaffing.Com> wrote:

> I give up, where do I click?
> Terry Poperszky
> SOS Staffing Services
> Network Manager
> 801-257-5709
> Terry.Poperszky at SOSStaffing.Com
> Speedy Gonzalis wrote:
>> Yes, you can accept mail from non members.  Just a click of a button
>> does the trick.
>> Tim
>> At 09:46 AM 12/21/2004, Terry Poperszky wrote:
>>> I am looking for a replacement for the distribution lists that we
>>> currently house in MS Exchange, the moderated lists work well for those
>>> distribution lists that we have that have restricted senders, but the
>>> vast majority of our distribution lists are used in dealing with the
>>> outside world and accept email from non-members. Now, I can simply set
>>> those up in the aliases file, but my goal would be to give my
>>> administration team a single place for both types of lists.
>>> So, looking the FAQ I do not see this issue addressed, can someone shed
>>> some light on this question?

In Mailman? Or in MS Exchange?

In mailman you have a great deal of control over who can post to a list. 
Its in the privacy options...sender page. Near the bottom of the page, set 
generic_nonmember_action to "accept".


You're asking to get spammed if you let non-members post to a list, but if 
that's just a list of people inside your organisation, then that shouldn't 
be too much of a problem.

Ian Eiloart
Servers Team
Sussex University ITS

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