[Mailman-Users] option to send mail but disallow posting

Michael Welch mwelch at redwoodalliance.org
Thu Sep 20 04:12:27 CEST 2007

Mark Sapiro wrote at 06:31 PM 09/19/2007:
>>Is there a subscription option which allows receipt of all list emails, but disallows some members from posting? It would need to be something that is Admin settable, but cannot be changed by the subscriber.
>>I understand that I can put these folks on moderation and then delete any attempt to post, but I would rather have a hands-off method. 
>You're half way there. You set them moderated, set the list's
>member_moderation_action to Reject and provide appropriate text in
>member_moderation_notice. These are on the Privacy options...->Sender
>filters page in the admin interface.

Thanks, Mark. Seems like that would prevent me from being able to moderate other participants that do have permission to post, but must be baby-sat.

So, unless there is something else, I guess I am stuck with putting them on the list moderated, and hand-rejecting their posts.

Allowing non-posting list members would be a good feature request. 

The way we dealt with this on Topica was to have them view the archives online which obviously had to be made public.

P.S. Still looking for a regexp wizard to help delete Topica body footers and ads from the emails in my mailboxes.  

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