[Mailman-Users] admin request notifications

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Sun Jan 18 04:46:48 CET 2004

On Sat, 2004-01-17 at 15:28, Bart Decrem wrote:
> The Mozilla Foundation operates 74 Mailman lists with hundreds 
> (thousands?) of messages per day.  We are running 2.0.13.
> Our problem is with admin notification.  We'd like to stop receiving 
> admin notifications altogether. Better yet, we'd love to get rid of the 
> admin queue and have admin'd messages automatically discarded.  90% of 
> these messages are spam, with the remainder being messages by 
> non-members and admin requests, that we can handle through the 
> auto-responder.
> Simply using a bogus email address for the admin address doesn't work, 
> since we do want to deal with administrative requests 
> (subscribe/unsubscribe/post problems). 
> Is it possible to tell mailman to stop sending out admin notifications?
> Is it possible to just get rid of the admin queue altogether?
> Will something bad happen if we ignnore the admin queue for a list for, 
> say, an entire year?
> The only idea we have is to use a bogus admin address, edit the listinfo 
> footer to display the real admin address, and edit the /etc/aliases file 
> to hardcode the *-owner recipient.
> Any other suggestions?
> Bart
> Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py
This might help somewhat - it shows you how to setup the request queue
so that it is delted on a daily basis.  If you delete it before 5pm (and
turn off immediate notification in the list) then you'll rarely if ever
get any admin notifications...


Jon Carnes

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