[Mailman-Users] Help with Mailman configuration
geoff at QuiteLikely.com
Wed Jun 16 18:19:48 CEST 2010
On Wed, 16 Jun 2010, Keith Blackie wrote:
> I have a mailing list that I need to setup. This mailing list will comprise
> of several hundred addresses that will be subscribed by using the mass
> subscription function. I need the following in place:
> 1) Only admins, moderators and list owner may post to mailing list - all
> other posts are deleted
Short answer: Make all new members moderated by default and set member
moderation action to either reject or discard (both of these are in
Privacy>Sender filters). Then unmoderate those who are allowed to post.
Long answer: There is an FAQ on one-way lists.
> 2) Sender is anonymous
Anonymous_list in General options.
> 3) Recipients may reply to the email and it will be sent to the admin and/or
> moderator and list owner
In General Options, set it to strip any reply-to addresses, then set the
reply-to to a specific address and set the address to reply to. I suggest
listname-owner at example.com (obviously substitute listname ane example.com
> 4) No subscription notification or unsub notification should be sent
This is also in General Options - admin_notify_mchanges
> 5) Unsubscribe recipient immediately if email address fails and notify admin
> and/or moderator and list owner
I assume you mean if the address bounces during normal list use. This
would probably require changes to Mailman's bounce processing. You could
set the bounce threshold very low and it will suspend delivery with a
notificatio, but it won't unsubscribe them immediately.
> 6) Users may not subscribe
I think this can be done but not sure exactly how. Maybe by banning
everyone? I vaguely recall a simpler way but it's not coming to me.
> 7) Users may unsubscribe themselves
This is normal.
> This is on a server for which I have only the administrative access to my
> mailing lists. I hope I can get this in place and working properly, or at
> least something close.
The above should be possible without access to the shell. If you want to
hack the bounce processing then this will require shell access and will of
course affect all lists.
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