[Mailman-Users] detecting administrivia requests in "bounces"

Brad Knowles brad at shub-internet.org
Thu May 17 23:37:42 CEST 2007

On 5/17/07, James Dinkel wrote:

>  For some reason, my users like to send emails to
>  listname-bounces at listserver.com.  I guess maybe because that is what is
>  in the From: address on emails they recieve.  Anyway, they will be
>  emails with a single request in them like "help" or "subscribe" but they
>  dome to me because the bounce filter couldn't filter them out.  Is there
>  anyway to have these checked for Administrivia?

Check your list configuration.  Those kinds of messages should 
already be filtered for Administrivia by default.

Check the main web admin page for your list, and scroll down to 
"administrivia".  Make sure that the radio button is set to "Yes".

Beyond that, there's nothing that Mailman can currently do for you. 
If you like, you may be able to create some additional Python code to 
handle these kinds of requests, but you'd need to find the necessary 
source module and make your changes there.

If you go this route, please consider contributing your changes back 
to the project through the appropriate SourceForge "patch" page for 

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