[Mailman-Users] Banning members

Martin Dennett md6969 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 10 23:21:37 CET 2006

Mark Sapiro wrote:
> Martin Dennett wrote:
>> I'm aware of the Mailman syntax for banning domains, but I'd like to ban 
>> members now whose email address *starts* with a given string! I've had a 
>> lot of requests lately from "debora" to join my list, always followed by 
>> something else before the "@" and at various domains. I tried following 
>> the format ^.*@004.com by using "debora^.*@*.*" but get an error when I 
>> try to submit the changes. Where am I going wrong?
> The '^' character in these expressions serves two purposes. As the
> *initial* character, it tells Mailman that this is a regular
> expression and not a literal address, and as part of the regular
> expression, it matches the beginning of the string. Thus
> "debora^.*@*.*" will be interpreted as a literal email address which
> is invalid, thus the error. What you need is "^debora.*@.*\..*" or
> more simply, just "^debora.*", or even "^debora". See
> <http://docs.python.org/lib/re-syntax.html>.
Thanks as usual, Mark. Page bookmarked for future reference.

On a totally different tack, is there any list available for future 
"wants" for the software? I have a couple of things that I think may be 
useful, and would like to know if there's anyway I can make them known?



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