[Mailman-Users] can you temporarily disable individual lists?

Alan Rubin Alan.Rubin at nt.gov.au
Thu Aug 5 03:11:37 CEST 2010


I can get access to the web interface and the underlying OS.  What happens when you move/rename the directory?

I guess if we disabled the list, we don't want mail to the list to start bouncing, we just want mail to not be sent even with moderation - until the list was re-enabled.  I guess a 'disabling' of the list would be like cutting out any mistakes until investigations are completed on errors or training is allowed for.


Alan Rubin
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Midrange Server Group, Data Centre Services
Department of Business and Employment
Northern Territory Government
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-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:mark at msapiro.net] 
Sent: Thursday, 5 August 2010 10:24 AM
To: Alan Rubin; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] can you temporarily disable individual lists?

Alan Rubin wrote:
>Is it possible to temporarily disable an individual mailing list?  I'm not referring to 'emergency moderation' - this doesn't work when the current moderator may be prone to errors, etc.

It depends on what access you have and what you want to happen when
mail is sent to the list.

If your MTA uses aliases, you could remove or redirect the list's

You could move the lists/LISTNAME directory somewhere else.

If you are the list owner without access to the underlying
installation, then No, I don't think it's possible.

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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