[Mailman-Users] Mailman - a few questions
andale at excaliburworld.com
andale at excaliburworld.com
Tue Aug 11 02:43:49 CEST 2009
I am a list administrator for a number of mailing lists hosted on
lists.sonic.net. The folks at sonic are great, except they really
don't fully understand Mailman, so I am hoping to get a few of my
issues resolved here.
All my lists are pretty standard (aka, I don't need any help for
them), except for one. One of the lists was recently migrated from
Autoshare (finally got to say goodbye to Mac OS 9, the only OS
Autoshare runs on). There are certain features of Autoshare that are
awesome, but I cannot figure out how to configure Mailman to support
In a nutshell, this list is a combination announcement list and tech
support list, and the list contributions are modified by the list
administrator on a regular basis (either to remove excessive text
from previous posts, add signatures, remove profane or rude language,
and/or remove sensitive data that is commonly posted in error on our
list). The way it worked on Autoshare, and they way I want it to
work on Mailman, is like this:
All posts go directly to the moderator (not the mailman "list
moderator", because that puts a bunch of extraneous pre-text in the
email that I don't want to have to wade through on every post). Upon
acceptance of the post, modified or not, I then redirect the post to
the actual mailing list. Redirect means the "TO:" header remains in
tact as the original poster, and the moderator email is the
"envelope" sender. Autoshare recognized the envelope sender and
passed the post through to the list immediately.
I have been unable to recreate this configuration on Mailman, but I'm
hoping that there is a way to do it. I have successfully set up the
list such that the Reply-To goes to the moderator. This sends the
post, in tact, with no extraneous pre-text, directly to the
moderator. The problems I'm having are as follows:
1. The reply-to does not seem to work for digest members. Digest
members are reporting that the reply-to of the digests goes to the
list (which then creates the moderator email text before sending to
the moderator). How do I get the reply-to for digest members to work
the same as non-digest?
2. For members whose email clients use buttons based upon email
headers - specifically, list-id - they click on Reply to List and it
goes to the wrong place. I would either like to change the list-id
value, or remove it entirely. Is there a way to do that?
3. When I redirect the modified/approved post to the list, I want the
TO field to maintain the original poster's email, and the moderator's
email will be the envelope sender. I would like the Mailman list to
recognize the envelope sender to authorize immediate distribution of
the post. Currently, however, it holds the post for moderator
approval. Is there a way to do this?
4. Lastly, the web archives created by Autoshare automatically
created clickable HTML links for all HTML URL's in posts. The
Mailman archives are all unclickable plain text URL's. Note, I want
the list to remain a plain text list, as it was on Autoshare, but I'd
still like Mailman to build HTML code to make the links active in the
web archive. Is there a way to do this?
I really appreciate any help in this matter.
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