[Mailman-Users] how to delete all administrative requests

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Thu Jun 10 17:47:08 CEST 2004

At 1:17 PM +0200 2004-06-09, Gian-Carlo Baldarelli - Glomanet ISP wrote:

>  my list has been spammed so I got thousands emails pending has
>  administrative requests

	Are these the result of sender filters, content filters, or spam filters?

>  How can I delete all requests ?
>  Can I stop administrarive requests (posted by a non menmber)

	Caveat: everything I say here is relative to a Mailman 2.1.5 

	If the administrative requests are coming in as a result of 
sender filters, you can go to the "Privacy Options/Sender Filters" 
page and set the default action to be "discard" for moderated members 
(member_moderated_action), the generic default action if nothing else 
matches (generic_nonmember_action), and you can choose whether or not 
the admin gets all copies of discarded messages.

	If they are coming in as a result of spam filters, then you can 
go to the "Privacy Options/Spam Filters" page, and set the action for 
header_filter_rules to be "discard".

	If they are a result of content filtering, go to the "Content 
Filter" page, and set the filter_action to be "discard".

	On the General Options page, you can set admin_immed_notify to be 
"No", so that you don't get spammed with an admin notice every time a 
message comes in that is captured by the above rules.

	Otherwise, there are some patches referenced in the archives 
which will set the default action to be "discard" on the "Tend to 
pending moderator requests" page, so that you can deal with all 
pending requests with a single click.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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