[Mailman-Users] Announce only?

Larry Stone lstone19 at stonejongleux.com
Wed May 4 05:18:06 CEST 2005

On 5/3/05 10:06 AM, Staven Bruce at Staven.Bruce at valleyair.org wrote:

> Dale,
> What I do for an announcment only list is to ensure the moderated bit is set
> for all list members, then I set Mailman to reject all e-mail from moderated
> users. I include a "rejected" message explaining that the list is for
> annoucements only and ask users to contact us another way. I then set
> Mailman to discard any and all mail from non-list members.
> I do not know if Mailman can automatically except messages from a specific
> address, however I would not recommend doing that as the designated address
> or addresses could be "spoofed", allowing your list to be spammed. What I do
> is add a few manual steps to the posting process and have the administrator
> of each list turn off their moderated bit before sending an announcement to
> the list, then have them reset it after the message is sent.

See <http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq03.034.htp>
about how to use an "Approved" header to deal with this issue.

-- Larry Stone
   lstone19 at stonejongleux.com

More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list