[Mailman-Users] Cron jobs posted by non-member in mailman

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Jan 5 19:57:26 CET 2008

On Fri, Jan 04, 2008 at 05:44:31PM -0500, Vicki Stanfield wrote:

>I am receiving all output from mailman cron jobs as requiring moderation
>("Post by non-member to a members-only list"). I would guess that this is
>a file ownership issue, but I can't seem to resolve it. It happens with
>all my lists. Can someone help me find the solution?

Normally, mailman's cron jobs do not produce output. They only produce
output in error cases. You should resolve the errors.

That said, what is happening is the cron output is mailed to 'mailman'
which is in your (and most cases) the site list. That message to the
list (from root or whatever) is being held as a non-member post.

Since the 'mailman' list is also advertised on the listinfo and admin
overview pages as a general 'help' address, it is best to set this list
to accept non-member posts.

Alternatively, you can put a 'MAILTO=user at example.com' in mailman's
crontab to mail cron output somewhere else.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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