[Mailman-Users] Block reply to all
Schwartz, Robert - IS
Robert.Schwartz at itt.com
Fri Apr 30 20:22:49 CEST 2010
That didn't work because the first message sent will go to yourself and the mailing list which will be blocked. If you tell it not to send it to yourself, the first message will send. If you try to reply to all to this message it will also be sent because the reply to will only have the member list.
Robert P. Schwartz
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From: mailman-users-bounces+robert.schwartz=itt.com at python.org [mailto:mailman-users-bounces+robert.schwartz=itt.com at python.org] On Behalf Of Terri Oda
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2010 1:03 PM
To: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Block reply to all
Schwartz, Robert - IS wrote:
> Does anyone know a way to block a reply to all? I would like my users to not be able to reply to all to post a message. If the want to post a message, they should post it not just reply to a previous message.
As others have said, I'm not sure this is a good idea, unless your goal
is to annoy your users and impede communication. But one thing that
would have the side-effect of blocking a reply-to-all is changing the
list settings so that the list only accepts mails if there is exactly
You can do this under Privacy Options -> Recipient Filters
Set "Ceiling on acceptable number of recipients for a posting." to 1
Then anyone hitting reply-to-all will get a message saying that their
message is held because there are too many recipients, since any
reply-to-all will include both the sender address and the list address.
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