[Mailman-Users] I desperate need of help

Brian Carpenter brian at emwd.com
Sat Feb 2 19:48:10 CET 2008

> This has been done and works great, however we are encountering the
> following:
> 1.	when a person submits an email for distribution and received by
> the
> recipients, the From: field displays: test152-bounces at troop152.org; on
> behalf of; Thomas J Casey [jacsdad at nc.rr.com]
> <test152-bounces at troop152.org>.  We would like to remove the
> test152-bounces at troop152.org; on behalf of; and the
> test152-bounces at troop152.org at the end.
> Can this be setup and if possible how can I set it up.

see http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py?req=show&file=faq02.003.htp

> 2.	when a person replies to the email, it attempts to reply to the
> originator only (example: Thomas J Casey [jacsdad at nc.rr.com] and not to
> the
> distribution list of test152 at troop152.org.
> Can this be setup and if possible how can I set it up.

Set "Where are replies to list messages directed?" to 'This List' on the
general options page of your mailman admin interface.

> 3.	I need to able to define who is authorized to submit email for
> redistribution.  I was told by Support that the individuals email must
> be
> added to the General Section of Mailman in the List Moderator section.
> This
> causing havoc with the 87 individuals who are currently contained
> within the
> List Moderator section.  They receive ever notice when an individual is
> added, removed, moderator request(s) waiting, failure notices and the
> like.

You can turn off some of these notifications via your list admin interface.

> Can Mailman be setup that only those individuals defied in the General
> Section of Mailman in the List Administrator section be notified and if
> possible how can I set it up.

There is no need to have so many moderators. Just have the moderation bit of
those members who are allowed to post to the list turned to off. This can be
done on the membership management page. You can them remove the large number
of moderators that you have currently. 

> 4.	when a person attempts to send an email to a mailing list, there
> email is held until I attend to it.
> Once authorized in #3, can the process of submission and distribution
> be
> automatic?

Yes. See my answer above.

> I have been in contact with Support at Host Monster multiple times, and
> they
> have been no help whatsoever.  I've weeded through the instruction on
> Mailman at: http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/index.html but am more
> confused then ever.

It's my opinion that most web hosts who include mailman as their service
offering provide shoddy support for it. Check out us at

> Thanks ahead of time. tj casey 
> Jacsdad aka Thomas J Casey

Have a great weekend!

Brian Carpenter

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