[Mailman-Users] Help with Mailman configuration

Keith Blackie kblackie at resourcecad.com
Thu Jun 17 05:32:57 CEST 2010

Geoff & Mark
I appreciate the info. I'll try the settings and see if everything works as 
I need it to.


Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 12:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Help with Mailman configuration

> 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. 
> http://wiki.list.org/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4030685
>> 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 
> as appropriate).
>> 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.
> Geoff.

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