[Mailman-Users] Allow anyone to post to a mailing list

Wang, Mary Y mary.y.wang at boeing.com
Thu Jul 8 18:58:27 CEST 2010

Thanks for the info.  I did what you recommended.
Action to take for postings from non-members for which no explicit action is defined.
(Details for generic_nonmember_action)  - I Set to 'Accept'
should messages from non-members, which are automatically discarded, be forwarded to the list moderator?
(Edit forward_auto_discards) - I set to 'No'

But still received this error:

"Is being held until the list moderator can review it for approval.

The reason it is being held:

    Message has implicit destination"

Am I missing something here?  


-----Original Message-----
From: Geoff Shang [mailto:geoff at QuiteLikely.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 11:24 AM
To: Wang, Mary Y
Cc: mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Allow anyone to post to a mailing list

On Wed, 7 Jul 2010, Wang, Mary Y wrote:

> I'd like to have it setup so that anyone can post to my mailing list 
> (he/she does not need to be subscriber).  How do I do that?

The first thing you need to do is set the default non-member action to accept.  (see Privacty Settings/Sender Filters)

If you truly want to let everything through, you will also want to set the maximum message size (in General options) to 0 (i.e. unlimited), and not require the list name to be in the To or Cc field of the message (see 
privacty/recipient filters).   you may also want to set the max number of 
recipients to something high.

These are the sorts of things I did when I set up an a mailing list to act like an Email address for general enquiries.


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