[Mailman-Users] How to configure Mailman to just send news letters

Stan Gould stantonrgould at yahoo.com
Thu May 27 22:40:17 CEST 2004


You can set up an announcement list by making the
following setting changes:

(1) "General Settings" the bottom setting: 

> Should postings include the List-Post: header?
Change to "NO." 

This will omit the email address to post messages.

(2) In "Privacy Options," under "membership exposure"
the setting:

> Who can view subscription list? 

This will keep others from viewing and sending to
membership addresses outside of the list. It will also
reduce the possibility of spamming. 

(3)  After you open "Privacy Options" four sub-options
links will appear. Click on "sender filters" and the

> By default, should new list member postings be
> moderated? 
Set to "YES." 

>From this point on, all new subscribers will be
moderated. They can try to post a message by sending
it to the list-post address, but unless the
moderator approves the message, it will not be
posted. You can also make settings to automatically
discard attempted posts, if you wish. 

(4) Go back to "Membership Management" and under
"Additional Member Tasks" the setting: 

> Set everyone's moderation bit, including those
> members not currently visible. 
Change to "ON" and click the SET button. 

This will ensure that anyone who subscribed before you
made the above changes, will be moderated. 

(5) Lastly, at "membership list" search for the
moderator's name, click to remove the moderation
setting checkbox and click the SUBMIT YOUR CHANGES
button. This will allow the moderator to send 
announcements to the list. 

Hope this helps. 


--- Andreas Sheriff <asheriff at asheriff.com> wrote:
> Does anyone know how to configure Mailman to just
> send newsletters?
> The documentation is kinda 0bfusT1c at t3d/non-existent
> when it comes to that.

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