[Mailman-Users] Feature request: Emergency Broadcast

Barry Warsaw barry at python.org
Mon Nov 23 18:09:32 CET 2009

On Nov 23, 2009, at 11:28 AM, Lindsay Haisley wrote:

> An ever-increasing number of software packages support the  
> installation
> of 3rd party extensions, said extensions supporting the activities of
> installation, deactivation and removal, leaving the core system
> unaltered.  This provides end users (mail admins in the case of  
> Mailman)
> with the option of installing as few or as many "extra" features as  
> they
> need or want, and offloads the task of providing everything that
> everyone wants from the core developers onto a wider community of
> peripheral developers who know how to work with the core package's
> extension API.  Mailman has a hint of this capability already, in the
> withlist utility which I've used with great success to develop a  
> program
> to expunge lists of clueless AOL users who complain to AOL that opt-in
> list posts they receive from a Mailman-served list are spam.

This is a goal of Mailman 3.  bin/withlist will still be there  
(largely unchanged), but the intent is to also support a plugin  
architecture to make it easy to extend Mailman in other ways, e.g. by  
adding handlers and other elements.


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