[Mailman-Users] Sender filters discard messages but can't forwardto the list owner?

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Fri Mar 11 17:20:39 CET 2005

On 3/10/2005 22:27, "Mark Sapiro" <msapiro at value.net> wrote:

> lists at datatravels.com wrote:
>> Here is what seems to be to be a limitation of MailMain, I am writing
>> to this list to confirm the limitation as I understand it.
>> I want to have a moderated announce-only list where list members cannot
>> post to the list. I have done this by making all of my users moderated.
>> In Privacy options > Sender Filters, I can set members' messages to be
>> Accepted, Held, Rejected, or Discarded.
> Well, you can't actually set member_moderation_action to Accept because
> it is logically inconsistent with moderation in the first place, but
> other than that, you are correct.
>> What I want are the messages to be Discarded, but ALSO forwarded to the
>> mailing list owner. It seems that this is impossible with MailMan,
>> please confirm if this is your understanding as well.
> Yes, that is correct.
> ...[good material omitted]

And if you have control of the MTA configuration, you can tell the MTA to
send copies of messages to this particular list to the desired
administrator.  The administrator could if desired then run a filter in
his/her mail flow which tries to show him/her only things that look like
"unsubscribe" requests if addressed to the list.  I say try because some
such requests will be worded more interestingly than "unsubscribe".

How to do that depends on the MTA and on how it's configured to deal with
Mailman lists.


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