[Mailman-Users] Member only list?

L. H. l.h. at raqtweak.com
Wed Jun 27 03:16:14 CEST 2007

Hi Mark / mailman user list,

Hope you still remember me. Sorry, been VERY busy...
Below is a brief summary of our previous exchange of mails. Beneath it are
my finding whilst debugging some more...

> >> What is the reason why the post is held? You will find the reason in
> >> the admindb interface, in the notice to the admin and in Mailman's
> >> vette log.
> >
> >It says, "dear moderator, the following message awaits your approval", or
> >something like that... You know, the standard "moderator approval
> request".
> And it also gives the subject of the post and the reason it was held
> such as "post by non member", "implicit destination", "too big". or
> some such.
> If you don't currently have the notice, you can find the held message
> entries with reasons in Mailman's vette log. What are the reasons the
> posts are held?

1) OPEN List
Config settings:
# Set misc settings
generic_nonmember_action = 0
default_member_moderation = no
subscribe_policy = 2
max_message_size = 50
reply_goes_to_list = 1

2) MEMBER posting only
# Set misc settings
default_member_moderation = no
generic_nonmember_action = 2
subscribe_policy = 2
max_message_size = 50
reply_goes_to_list = 1

3) CLOSED (all posts req mod approval)
# Set misc settings
default_member_moderation = yes
member_moderation_action = 1
member_moderation_notice = 'Sorry, subscribers cannot post to this list.'
generic_nonmember_action = 1
subscribe_policy = 2
max_message_size = 50
reply_goes_to_list = 1

Now, in ALL cases, I end up with an email like this:
Subject: Your message to 53-debuglist awaits moderator approval

Your mail to '53-debuglist' with the subject


Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.

The reason it is being held:

    Message has implicit destination

Either the message will get posted to the list, or you will receive
notification of the moderator's decision.  If you would like to cancel
this posting, please visit the following URL:


(of course I did make member, etc. NO mail is sent to list admin! Only THIS
mail is sent to the sender...)

Furthermore, as you can see from the configs above, I am also trying to
create 3 options for subscribing: Open (no approval of verification req,
verification req, approval by mod required)

However, in ALL cases, I get an email to confirm my address. NO mod
approvals, no nothing. Also, in "open" mode (no verification), I DO get a
verification request.

I am working on the www.rackstar.net project. This used to have majordomo,
which sucks. I am replacing it with mailman, which is a LOT better.
However, I can NOT use the interface mailman offers for the above, because
the rackstar interface has to do this. How I do it now is create a text
file, and use config_list to generate the configuration.
This must be possible... Right?

Hope you have a solution for me.


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