[Mailman-Users] Specific geographical membership in the maillist; Folkemusiklisten

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Feb 23 16:56:51 CET 2010

On 2/22/2010 5:37 AM, Martin Ibsgaard wrote:
> I have a question from a subscriber, who asks if it’s a possibility to
> narrow her receiving mails down to a specific geographical area.
> She just wants to receive mails on Folkemusiklisten (typical mails about
> upcoming shows and concerts) from the area where she lives.
> Can I set the mail list up in mailman, so I can accommodate her request? It
> should be a feature, where the subscribers themselves can enable this and
> not as an implied feature for everybody, because many still prefer to
> receive mails, covering the whole country. My thoughts on this, is that it
> can’t, because the sender is not registered by geographical area, but only
> by his or hers mail address.

You might be able to use Mailman's Topics feature for this if the area
is mentioned in the Subject: of the post or in a Keywords: line at the
beginning of the body. Otherwise, there is no way.

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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