[Mailman-Users] announcements only: setting?

Brian Carpenter brian at emwd.com
Sat Jun 23 19:13:23 CEST 2007

Hi Chris:

I have some instructions regarding this topic that I provide my mailman
hosting clients. You can access them at:


Kind regards,
Brian Carpenter
EMWD -  Executive Officer

-----Original Message-----
From: mailman-users-bounces+brian=emwd.com at python.org
[mailto:mailman-users-bounces+brian=emwd.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Chuck
Sent: Saturday, June 23, 2007 1:01 PM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: [Mailman-Users] announcements only: setting?

I have a list I use for announcements only (no user posts). My provider just
moved the list from one server to another, and did so by copying the list
membership. Unfortunately, the new list just had default settings, and my
list members all started getting lots of emails as replies were sent out to
everybody, etc. [Even caused some unsubscribing, as members suddenly thought
they were going to be flooded by emails].


I changed list_post_header to NO, and that stopped the rampant replies, etc.
Also, the copier forgot to set me as mod on my entry in the list, so my
apology emailed got bounced. I set my mod bit on, and resent the apology,
but it doesn't seem to have gone out. At least neither I nor my wife
received it.


What exactly are the settings to make a list "announcements-only" and to
make sure I can still post? Thanks


Chuck Puckett, Esq., BS, ~MS, ThD 

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"The unexamined life is not worth living." (Socrates)
"The unexamined faith is not worth believing." (Chuck)
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don't want to steal the show... I only want to borrow it for a while."

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