[Mailman-Users] Question About acceptable_aliases

Barry Finkel b19141 at britaine.ctd.anl.gov
Thu Apr 12 16:29:28 CEST 2007

I have a question about the format of  acceptable_aliases .

I want to know how to specify addresses in a template config file
that I then use to create new lists.  I have a test list, and in the
administrator web interface under

     o Privacy options...
          o [Recipient filters]

in the "Alias names (regexps) ..." box I entered

     aaa at example.com
     bbb at example.com

(two full addresses on two separate lines).  Note that I am using full
e-mail addresses and not regular expressions here.  When I used 

     config_list -o ttbsf.config test-transmit

to produce a config file, I saw in ttbsf.config:

     acceptable_aliases = """aaa at example.com
     bbb at example.com"""

The details page says, "This option takes a list of regular expressions,
one per line,...".  If I want to add e-mail addresses to an existing
template file, do I use the format I saw in the config file, with
three initial quotation marks, each address on a separate line, and
three closing quotation marks?  This format does not seem user-friendly,
but I assume that it is the product of the translation of regular
expressions to config file format.
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
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