[Mailman-Users] accept_these_nonmbers Regular Expression

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Apr 9 17:27:12 CEST 2010

Barry Finkel wrote:

>I have a question about regular expressions and
>accept_these_nonmembers.  If I want any address in
>     anl.gov
>     example.com
>to be able to post, is this correct for the accept_these_nonmembers box?
>     ^.*anl\.gov
>     ^.*example\.com
>Do I need a "$" at the end of each regular expression?

No, you don't need a '$', but consider that "^.*anl\.gov" will not only
match all the addresses you want to match but also addresses such as
manl.governance at spammer.invalid spammer at zanl.gov and
spammer at anl.gov.cc. I suggest either


if you want to also accept sub domains like mail.anl.gov or


if you don't.

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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