[Mailman-Users] Number of recipients

Dragon dragon at crimson-dragon.com
Sun Aug 20 18:44:04 CEST 2006

stumpie1 at sbcglobal.net sent the message below at 08:46 AM 8/20/2006:
>I manage a private mail list of about 150 members.
>One of our members sends a summary of the week's
>projects to the mail list and also to a number of
>people who aren't on the mail list.  All his messages
>are held for manager approval with the reason of "too
>many recipients."
>I've been looking at the documentation for a setting
>where his messages will automatically go to the list
>without being defered, but I can't locate the proper

There is a setting for that, it's on the privacy options->recipient 
filters page in the web interface. The setting is called 
max_num_recipients, it defaults to 10 IIRC.

>I guess I could tell him to send a message to the list
>and cc: the others, but will that also cause a

As far as I know, this won't work. I believe mailman counts the total 
number of addresses in the To: and CC: headers.

>Solutions, thoughts, opinions?

Always ;-)

I would suggest that this user should use BCC: for the other 
recipients unless there is a valid reason that everyone should be 
able to see their e-mail addresses. I say this because I am a huge 
advocate of privacy and don't believe in disclosing e-mail addresses 
to just anyone.


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