[Mailman-Users] Mailman options

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sat Mar 5 18:16:47 CET 2005

At 11:56 AM -0500 2005-03-05, lists at southernohio.net wrote:

>  Can mailman be customized to function after this manner (basically
>  providing a super clean interface for subscribers with the above options)
>  or should I be looking for another solution?  If I should be looking for
>  another solution does anyone know of such an application?

	You can set up one-way/announcement-only mailing lists, and all 
replies will go back to the moderators.  And putting unsubscription 
links in the message footer is no problem.  Just enable 
personalization, and then put in the appropriate text -- we do this 
for the mailman-users list.

	If they want all bounces to come exclusively to them, they'll 
have to change the standard aliases that are created which would 
normally route all bounces back to the Mailman system.  Either that, 
or set the calculation low enough that a single bounce would result 
in the recipient being disabled -- which would result in the list 
administrator being notified.

	However, passwords is something that I'm pretty sure the current 
version cannot eliminate.  I believe that we're hoping to fix that in 
future versions, perhaps in the 2.2 tree, or perhaps in mm3.  If you 
want that in the current version, you're going to have to make 
changes to the source code.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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