[Mailman-Users] Question on forwarded admin requests.

John Grunder jgrunder at miis.edu
Thu Feb 19 17:55:00 CET 2004

Thanks for the advice Richard.  Does turning on the Administrative filter
force Mailman to check for administrative commands in the subject line
only?  I get the sense that some of the list members trying to get off of
the list simply enter a phrase such as "Yes, unsubscribe me from the list
too!".  I am sure that this comes from the body of the message, rather
than the subject line.

I think we have some people that just can't follow directions.

Richard Barrett <r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk> writes:
>On 18 Feb 2004, at 20:18, John Grunder wrote:
>> Has anyone seen a situation in Mailmain 2.1 where administrative 
>> requests
>> (subscribe, unsubscribe) might be forwarded back to the unmoderated 
>> list,
>> and thereby to the general list members?
>> Is there a setting which could make this happen?
>The "(Administrivia filter) Check postings and ...?", the administrivia 
>option, on the General Options web admin GUI page for a list will 
>affect detection of administrative messages sent to a list's primary 
>mail alias. If turned off this will prevent the administrivia filter 
>operating and ensure that, for instance, subscribe and unsubscribe 
>requests are not diverted from the list to the list admin.
>The default for this list attribute is controlled on list creation by 
>the value of the DEFAULT_ADMINISTRIVIA configuration variable in the 
>> We have a list which was converted over from Majordomo last month to
>> Mailman and now all of the members are being flooded with messages from
>> the list requesting to unsubscribe.  Since this overloads other 
>> member's
>> mailboxes, they too are asking to unsubscribe, and the wave builds.  We
>> need to stop this somehow.
>Why not send a message to the list with a mailto link to the 
>listname-unsubscribe mail alias and text reminding people to use that 
>alias to unsubscribe.
>Richard Barrett                               http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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